The

automotive

industry closed the day down 2.8%.

Cycle Country Accessories Corporation

(

ATC

),

Marine Products Corporation

(

MPX

),

Swift Transportation

(

SWFT

), and

Wabash National Corporation

(

WNC

) were all decliners today within the automotive industry with

Toyota Motor

(

TM

) being today's featured automotive loser. Toyota Motor fell $1.71 (-2.5%) to $66.32 on average volume. Throughout the day, 518,232 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 579,700 shares.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $116.6 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, below the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 41.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

China Zenix Auto International Ltd ADR

(

ZX

),

China Automotive Systems Inc

(

CAAS

), and

SORL Auto Parts Inc

(

SORL

) were all gainers within the automotive industry with

Arctic Cat Inc

(

ACAT

) 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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