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Triumph Group



) pushed the Aerospace/Defense industry lower today making it today's featured Aerospace/Defense laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Triumph Group fell $0.75 (-1.0%) to $73.30 on average volume. Throughout the day, 525,545 shares of Triumph Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 475,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $73.24-$74.49 after having opened the day at $74.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.05. Other companies within the Aerospace/Defense industry that declined today were:




), down 11.8%,

Taser International



), down 5.9%,

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), down 3.4% and

Breeze-Eastern Corporation



), down 2.6%.

Triumph Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, repair, overhaul, and distribution of aero structures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies, and systems worldwide. Triumph Group has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Triumph Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Triumph Group

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Heico Corporation



), up 7.7%,

Heico Corporation



), up 4.6%,

Astrotech Corporation



), up 3.8% and

LMI Aerospace



), up 2.6% , were all gainers within the aerospace/defense industry with

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings



) being today's featured aerospace/defense industry leader.

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