Harbin Electric Inc. (HRBN): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

The industrial industry closed the day down 1.9%. Ener1 Inc ( HEV), THT Heat Transfer Technology Inc ( THTI), Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), and Broadwind Energy Inc ( BWEN) were all winners today within the industrial industry with Harbin Electric Inc ( HRBN) being today's featured industrial winner. Harbin Electric Inc rose $1.55 (8.1%) to $20.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.7 million shares of Harbin Electric Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares.

Harbin Electric, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, supply, and service of electric motors in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Harbin Electric Inc has a market cap of $570.8 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harbin Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Ingersoll-Rand ( IR), Sun Hydraulics Inc ( SNHY), Presstek Inc ( PRST), and Manitowoc Co Inc ( MTW) were all losers within the industrial industry with Textron Inc ( TXT) being today's industrial industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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