The industrial goods sector closed the day up 0.3%. Standard Pacific ( SPF), Patrick Industries Inc ( PATK), Precision Castparts ( PCP), and American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG) were all decliners today within the industrial goods sector with Dresser-Rand Group Inc ( DRC) being today's featured industrial goods loser. Dresser-Rand Group Inc fell $2.38 (-4.6%) to $49.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of Dresser-Rand Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares.

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. Dresser-Rand Group Inc has a market cap of $4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.4, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dresser-Rand Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Nobility Homes Inc ( NOBH), India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), Cleantech Solutions International Inc ( CLNT), and Wowjoint Holdings ( BWOW) were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Deere ( DE) 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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