The

automotive

industry closed the day up 1.9%.

Stoneridge Inc

(

SRI

),

Cycle Country Accessories Corporation

(

ATC

),

Marine Products Corporation

(

MPX

), and

Westport Innovations

(

WPRT

) were all winners today within the automotive industry with

Toyota Motor

(

TM

) being today's featured automotive winner. Toyota Motor rose 57 cents (0.9%) to $66.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 632,879 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 593,700 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 $117.3 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, below the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 41.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 negative front,

Ford Motor

(

F

),

Accuride

(

ACW

), and

China Automotive Systems Inc

(

CAAS

) were all losers within the automotive industry with

Tesla Motors Inc

(

TSLA

) being today's automotive industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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