Rockwell Automation Incorporated (ROK): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Loser

Rockwell Automation Incorporated ( ROK) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods loser. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Rockwell Automation Incorporated fell $1.88 (-2.4%) to $75.52 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.2 million shares of Rockwell Automation Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $74-$76.19 after having opened the day at $74.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.40. Other company's within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Nobility Homes ( NOBH), down 14.2%, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 11.4%, Ceradyne ( CRDN), down 9%, and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 6.3%.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture and Software, and Control Products and Solutions. Rockwell Automation Incorporated has a market cap of $10.84 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Rockwell Automation Incorporated a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), up 46.7%, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), up 27%, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 11.4%, and China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 11%, were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with CNH Global ( CNH) 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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