The industrial goods sector closed the day up 3.1%. THT Heat Transfer Technology Inc ( THTI), Goldfield ( GV), Integrated Electrical Services Inc ( IESC), and American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG) were all decliners today within the industrial goods sector with Hollysys Automation Technologies ( HOLI) being today's featured industrial goods loser. Hollysys Automation Technologies fell 14 cents (-2.1%) to $6.54 on light volume. Throughout the day, 238,769 shares of Hollysys Automation Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 578,100 shares.

Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. provides automation and control technologies and applications to customers in the industrial, railway, subway, and nuclear industries in China and south-east Asia. Hollysys Automation Technologies has a market cap of $384.3 million and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 55.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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

On the positive front, India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), Energy Focus Inc ( EFOI), and Broadwind Energy Inc ( BWEN) were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Caterpillar Inc ( CAT) being today's featured industrial goods sector winner.

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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