TransDigm Group Inc ( TDG) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 2.4%. By the end of trading, TransDigm Group Inc rose 57 cents (0.6%) to $93.92 on average volume. Throughout the day, 478,579 shares of TransDigm Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 471,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $91.65-$94.99 after having opened the day at $91.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.35. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG), up 25.7%, Comstock Homebuilding Companies Inc ( CHCI), up 23.2%, India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), up 19.2%, and China Valves Technology Inc ( CVVT), up 15.8%.

TransDigm Group Incorporated designs, produces, and supplies engineered aircraft components for use on commercial and military aircraft principally in the United States. TransDigm Group Inc has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.1, above the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of 31.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates TransDigm Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. 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, China Infrastructure Investment Corporation ( CIIC), down 10.8%, Mueller Water Products Inc ( MWA), down 10.7%, Omega Flex Inc ( OFLX), down 10.7%, and Skullcandy Inc ( SKUL), down 9.8%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with Allegheny Technologies Inc ( ATI) being today's industrial goods sector loser.

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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