The aerospace/defense industry closed the day up 1.4%. Breeze-Eastern Corporation ( BZC) were all decliners today within the aerospace/defense industry with TAT Technologies ( TATT) being today's featured aerospace/defense loser. TAT Technologies fell 31 cents (-5.9%) to $4.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,425 shares of TAT Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,200 shares.

TAT Technologies Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides various products and services to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. TAT Technologies has a market cap of $44.9 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates TAT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG), LMI Aerospace Inc ( LMIA), Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc ( HII), and Kaman Corporation ( KAMN) were all gainers within the aerospace/defense industry with Boeing ( BA) being today's featured aerospace/defense industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the aerospace/defense industry could consider iShares DJ US Aerospace & Def Idx ( ITA) while those bearish on the aerospace/defense industry could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).
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