Textron Inc (TXT): Today's Featured Industrial Loser

The industrial industry closed the day down 4.5%. China BAK Battery Inc ( CBAK), Cleantech Solutions International Inc ( CLNT), Fuel Tech Inc ( FTEK), and Ecotality Inc ( ECTY) were all decliners today within the industrial industry with Textron Inc ( TXT) being today's featured industrial loser. Textron Inc fell 89 cents (-5%) to $16.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10.7 million shares of Textron Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Cessna, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. Textron Inc has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.5, below the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of 45.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Textron as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Ener1 Inc ( HEV), IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), and Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUB) were all gainers within the industrial industry with Harbin Electric Inc ( HRBN) being today's featured industrial industry winner.

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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