Gardner Denver Inc. (GDI): Today's Featured Industrial Loser

Gardner Denver ( GDI) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Gardner Denver fell 98 cents (-1.5%) to $64.16 on light volume. Throughout the day, 728,376 shares of Gardner Denver exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares. The stock ranged in price between $64.13-$65.64 after having opened the day at $64.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.14. Other company's within the Industrial industry that declined today were: THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), down 8.2%, UQM Technologies ( UQM), down 7%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), down 6.9%, and Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 6.8%.

Gardner Denver, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial machinery and related parts and services primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. The company operates in two segments, Industrial Products Group and Engineered Products Group. Gardner Denver has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 12.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Gardner Denver a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gardner Denver as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, 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 sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), up 16.6%, Wuhan General Group ( WUHN), up 11.8%, General Cable Corporation ( BGC), up 11.1%, and China Development Group Corporation ( CTDC), up 9.3%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with General Electric ( GE) being today's featured industrial industry winner.

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