RTI International Metals Inc ( RTI) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 3.9%. By the end of trading, RTI International Metals Inc rose $1.07 (4%) to $27.46 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of RTI International Metals Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 636,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $24.85-$28.23 after having opened the day at $26.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.39. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Highpower International Inc ( HPJ), up 35.9%, China BAK Battery Inc ( CBAK), up 18.5%, Wowjoint Holdings ( BWOW), up 11.9%, and Hydrogenics Corporation ( HYGS), up 6.2%.

RTI International Metals, Inc. produces and supplies titanium mill products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: The Titanium Group, The Fabrication Group, and The Distribution Group. RTI International Metals Inc has a market cap of $868.6 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates RTI International 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, ITT ( ITT), down 79.4%, NN Inc ( NNBR), down 24.4%, General Cable Corporation ( BGC), down 20.4%, and Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUB), down 14.3%, were all losers within the industrial industry with General Electric ( GE) being today's industrial industry loser.

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).