The industrial goods sector closed the day down 1.6%. Clean Diesel Technologies Inc ( CDTI), Bonso Electronics International Inc ( BNSO), Magnetek ( MAG), and McDermott International Inc ( MDR) were all winners today within the industrial goods sector with Honeywell International Inc ( HON) being today's featured industrial goods winner. Honeywell International Inc rose 43 cents (0.9%) to $45.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.3 million shares of Honeywell International Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International Inc has a market cap of $34.7 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, above the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of 13.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honeywell International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Broadwind Energy Inc ( BWEN), Ener1 Inc ( HEV), Skyline Corporation ( SKY), and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY) were all losers within the industrial goods sector with Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) being today's industrial goods sector Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).