The automotive industry closed the day up 1.8%. China Zenix Auto International Ltd ADR ( ZX) and SORL Auto Parts Inc ( SORL) were all decliners today within the automotive industry with Accuride ( ACW) being today's featured automotive loser. Accuride fell 7 cents (-1.2%) to $5.82 on average volume. Throughout the day, 614,782 shares of Accuride exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 716,100 shares.

Accuride Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and supply of components to the commercial vehicle industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Accuride has a market cap of $275.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 62.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Accuride as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Kandi Technologies Corporation ( KNDI), Wabco Holdings Incorporated ( WBC), Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), and Chicago Rivet & Machine ( CVR) were all gainers within the automotive industry with Ford Motor ( F) 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).