The automotive industry closed the day down 2.8%. China Zenix Auto International Ltd ADR ( ZX), China Automotive Systems Inc ( CAAS), and SORL Auto Parts Inc ( SORL) were all winners today within the automotive industry with Arctic Cat Inc ( ACAT) being today's featured automotive winner. Arctic Cat Inc rose 11 cents (0.7%) to $16.16 on light volume. Throughout the day, 17,924 shares of Arctic Cat Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 122,700 shares.

Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the Arctic Cat brand name in the United States and internationally. It also offers related parts, garments, and accessories. Arctic Cat Inc has a market cap of $192.3 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, below the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 19.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Arctic Cat as a buy. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), Swift Transportation ( SWFT), and Wabash National Corporation ( WNC) 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).