Flowserve Corporation (FLS): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Loser

Flowserve Corporation ( FLS) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods loser. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Flowserve Corporation fell $1.44 (-1.3%) to $113.49 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 722,150 shares of Flowserve Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 473,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $113.31-$117 after having opened the day at $115.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.93. Other company's within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: US Ecology ( ECOL), down 22.8%, TRC Companies ( TRR), down 11.3%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), down 8.2%, and Kaman Corporation ( KAMN), down 7.5%.

Flowserve Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of industrial flow management equipment. The company operates in three segments: FSG Engineered Product, FSG Industrial Product, and Flow Control. Flowserve Corporation has a market cap of $6.33 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 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Flowserve Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Flowserve Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Aerosonic Corporation ( AIM), up 18.8%, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), up 16.6%, Wuhan General Group ( WUHN), up 11.8%, and General Cable Corporation ( BGC), up 11.1%, were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with AGCO ( AGCO) 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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