The automotive industry closed the day down 0.9%. Kandi Technologies Corporation ( KNDI), Arctic Cat Inc ( ACAT), Swift Transportation ( SWFT), and Visteon ( VC) were all winners today within the automotive industry with BorgWarner Inc ( BWA) being today's featured automotive winner. BorgWarner Inc rose 74 cents (1.1%) to $69.57 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of BorgWarner Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares.

BorgWarner Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. BorgWarner Inc has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates BorgWarner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), Supreme Industries Inc ( STS), Magna International Inc ( MGA), and Accuride ( ACW) were all losers within the automotive industry with Lear Corporation ( LEA) 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).