CNH Global ( CNH) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, CNH Global fell $1.19 (-3.3%) to $35.34 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of CNH Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 491,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $35.34-$37.74 after having opened the day at $36.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.53. Other company's within the Industrial industry that declined today were: China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), down 10.9%, Wowjoint Holdings ( BWOW), down 10%, China Development Group Corporation ( CTDC), down 6.7%, and Energy Recovery ( ERII), down 5.7%.

CNH Global N.V. manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of agricultural and construction equipment and parts worldwide. It operates in three segments: Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment, and Financial Services. CNH Global has a market cap of $8.66 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 9.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are five analysts that rate CNH Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Global as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, Capstone Turbine Corporation ( CPST), up 13.9%, A.M. Castle ( CAS), up 11.1%, Material Sciences Corporation ( MSC), up 10.6%, and H&E Equipment Services ( HEES), up 10.4%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) 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).
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