Shaw Group Inc (SHAW): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

Shaw Group ( SHAW) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Shaw Group rose 29 cents (1%) to $30.27 on average volume. Throughout the day, 719,265 shares of Shaw Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 848,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.84-$30.49 after having opened the day at $29.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.98. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Aerosonic Corporation ( AIM), up 23.2%, Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), up 17%, Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 7.5%, and Presstek ( PRST), up 7.4%.

The Shaw Group Inc. Shaw Group has a market cap of $1.97 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Currently there are five analysts that rate Shaw Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shaw Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Wuhan General Group ( WUHN), down 26.4%, Tower International ( TOWR), down 9.5%, A123 Systems ( AONE), down 8.9%, and Skyline Corporation ( SKY), down 8.7%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with Parker Hannifin Corporation ( PH) 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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