The

automotive

industry closed the day up 5.3%.

Federal-Mogul

(

FDML

) were all decliners today within the automotive industry with

Titan International Inc

(

TWI

) being today's featured automotive loser. Titan International Inc fell 18 cents (-0.8%) to $21.96 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Titan International Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares.

Titan International, Inc. and its subsidiaries manufacture wheels, tires, and assemblies for off-highway vehicles used in the agricultural, earthmoving/construction, and consumer markets in the United States. Titan International Inc has a market cap of $899.2 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 76.2, below the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 89 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Titan International as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Arctic Cat Inc

(

ACAT

),

Marine Products Corporation

(

MPX

),

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc

(

CVGI

), and

Cycle Country Accessories Corporation

(

ATC

) were all gainers within the automotive industry with

Toyota Motor

(

TM

) being today's featured automotive industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider

Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR

(

XLY

) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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