TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

TRW Automotive Holdings ( TRW) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, TRW Automotive Holdings rose $2.57 (5.8%) to $47.21 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.9 million shares of TRW Automotive Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.10-$47.38 after having opened the day at $45.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.64. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Strattec Security Corporation ( STRT), up 10.2%, Fuel Systems Solutions ( FSYS), up 5.8%, Drew Industries ( DW), up 5.3%, and Swift Transportation ( SWFT), up 4.6%.

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells automotive systems, modules, and components for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and related aftermarkets. TRW Automotive Holdings has a market cap of $5.47 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of five, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are six analysts that rate TRW Automotive Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TRW Automotive Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, ATC Venture Group ( ATC), down 8.6%, American Axle & Mfg Holdings ( AXL), down 5.5%, Superior Industries International ( SUP), down 2.3%, and Ford Motor ( F), down 2.3%, were all losers within the automotive industry with Autoliv ( ALV) being today's automotive industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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