Johnson Controls Inc (JCI): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

The automotive industry closed the day up 1.2%. Orbital ( OBT), Orbital Corporation ( OBTMY), Commercial Vehicle Group Inc ( CVGI), and Wabash National Corporation ( WNC) were all winners today within the automotive industry with Johnson Controls Inc ( JCI) being today's featured automotive winner. Johnson Controls Inc rose 35 cents (1.2%) to $30.14 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.8 million shares of Johnson Controls Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares.

Johnson Controls, Inc. engages in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Johnson Controls Inc has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson Controls as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels 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, Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), SORL Auto Parts Inc ( SORL), Federal Signal ( FSS), and Arctic Cat Inc ( ACAT) 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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