The automotive industry closed the day down 2.9%. Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC) were all winners today within the automotive industry with Chicago Rivet & Machine ( CVR) being today's featured automotive winner. Chicago Rivet & Machine rose 12 cents (0.7%) to $16.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 750 shares of Chicago Rivet & Machine exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,900 shares.

Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. operates in the fastener industry in North America. It operates in two segments, Fasteners and Assembly Equipment. The Fasteners segment involves in the manufacture and sale of rivets, cold-formed fasteners and parts, and screw machine products. Chicago Rivet & Machine has a market cap of $16.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Rivet & Machine as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), Dorman Products Inc ( DORM), Wabash National Corporation ( WNC), and Meritor Inc ( MTOR) were all losers within the automotive industry with PACCAR Inc ( PCAR) 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).
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