Kubota Corporation (KUB): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

The industrial goods sector closed the day down 0.2%. Continental Materials Corporation ( CUO), China Development Group Corporation ( CTDC), JinkoSolar ( JKS), and Hollysys Automation Technologies ( HOLI) were all winners today within the industrial goods sector with Kubota Corporation ( KUB) being today's featured industrial goods winner. Kubota Corporation rose 59 cents (1.5%) to $40.34 on average volume. Throughout the day, 45,905 shares of Kubota Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 52,800 shares.

Kubota Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. Kubota Corporation has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 14.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kubota as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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, Cleantech Solutions International Inc ( CLNT), India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), A123 Systems Inc ( AONE), and American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG) were all losers within the industrial goods sector with ITT Corporation ( ITT) 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).

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