The industrial goods sector closed the day up 0.2%. Baldwin Technology Company Inc ( BLD), Clean Diesel Technologies Inc ( CDTI), Nobility Homes Inc ( NOBH), and UQM Technologies Inc ( UQM) were all decliners today within the industrial goods sector with Flowserve Corporation ( FLS) being today's featured industrial goods loser. Flowserve Corporation fell $1.52 (-1.8%) to $81.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 855,709 shares of Flowserve Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 812,500 shares.

Flowserve Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells precision engineered flow control equipment. The company operates in three segments: FSG Engineered Product Division, FSG Industrial Product Division, and Flow Control Division segments. Flowserve Corporation has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Flowserve 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 growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, American Mold Guard Incorporated ( AMGI), China BAK Battery Inc ( CBAK), Real Goods Solar Inc ( RSOL), and Tri-Tech Holding Inc ( TRIT) were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Cummins Inc ( CMI) 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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