The industrial goods sector closed the day down 3.2%. NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), Hydrogenics Corporation ( HYGS), American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG), and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY) were all winners today within the industrial goods sector with Makita Corporation ( MKTAY) being today's featured industrial goods winner. Makita Corporation rose 73 cents (1.9%) to $38 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,499 shares of Makita Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,000 shares.

Makita Corporation manufactures and sells a range of electric power tools worldwide. Makita Corporation has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 27.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Makita as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Energy Focus Inc ( EFOI), China Development Group Corporation ( CTDC), Broadwind Energy Inc ( BWEN), and Omega Flex Inc ( OFLX) were all losers within the industrial goods sector with Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) 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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