Polaris Industries Inc. (PII): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

The automotive industry closed the day down 2%. Stoneridge Inc ( SRI), Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), and Chicago Rivet & Machine ( CVR) were all winners today within the automotive industry with Polaris Industries Inc ( PII) being today's featured automotive winner. Polaris Industries Inc rose $1.47 (2.7%) to $55.70 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of Polaris Industries Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares.

Polaris Industries Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures off-road vehicles. It offers all terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use; snowmobiles; and on-road vehicles, including motorcycles and low emission vehicles. Polaris Industries Inc has a market cap of $4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 20.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Polaris as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

On the negative front, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), Kandi Technologies Corporation ( KNDI), Swift Transportation ( SWFT), and Commercial Vehicle Group Inc ( CVGI) were all losers within the automotive industry with Toyota Motor ( TM) 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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