The automotive industry closed the day down 4.4%. Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), and Chicago Rivet & Machine ( CVR) were all winners today within the automotive industry with Winnebago Industries ( WGO) being today's featured automotive winner. Winnebago Industries rose 8 cents (1.2%) to $7 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 662,601 shares of Winnebago Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 311,100 shares.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. manufactures motor homes, which are self-contained recreation vehicles used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. Winnebago Industries has a market cap of $206.5 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 54.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Winnebago as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), Swift Transportation ( SWFT), Accuride ( ACW), and Westport Innovations ( WPRT) were all losers within the automotive industry with Toyota Motor ( TM) 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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