The automotive industry closed the day up 1.2%. Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), SORL Auto Parts Inc ( SORL), Federal Signal ( FSS), and Arctic Cat Inc ( ACAT) were all decliners today within the automotive industry with Toyota Motor ( TM) being today's featured automotive loser. Toyota Motor fell 69 cents (-1%) to $67.31 on light volume. Throughout the day, 361,596 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 585,700 shares.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $114 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Orbital ( OBT), Orbital Corporation ( OBTMY), Commercial Vehicle Group Inc ( CVGI), and Wabash National Corporation ( WNC) were all gainers within the automotive industry with Johnson Controls Inc ( JCI) being today's featured automotive industry winner.

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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