The industrial industry closed the day up 3.5%. Dixie Group Inc ( DXYN), Advanced Battery Technologies Inc ( ABAT), Highway Holdings ( HIHO), and China BAK Battery Inc ( CBAK) were all decliners today within the industrial industry with Zoltek Companies Inc ( ZOLT) being today's featured industrial loser. Zoltek Companies Inc fell 5 cents (-0.7%) to $7.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 207,399 shares of Zoltek Companies Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 259,500 shares.

Zoltek Companies, Inc., an applied technology and advanced materials company, develops, manufactures, and markets carbon fibers and technical fibers. Its products include commercial carbon fibers, which are primarily used as a reinforcement material in composites. Zoltek Companies Inc has a market cap of $236.1 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 40.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zoltek Companies as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Hallwood Group Inc ( HWG), China Development Group Corporation ( CTDC), Cleantech Solutions International Inc ( CLNT), and Park-Ohio Holdings ( PKOH) were all gainers within the industrial industry with General Electric ( GE) being today's featured industrial industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).