Wabco Holdings Incorporated (WBC): Today's Featured Automotive Loser

Wabco Holdings Incorporated ( WBC) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Wabco Holdings Incorporated fell 88 cents (-1.5%) to $58.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 585,604 shares of Wabco Holdings Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 566,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $58.48-$59.20 after having opened the day at $59.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.45. Other company's within the Automotive industry that declined today were: Enova Systems ( ENA), down 14.4%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 5%, Tenneco ( TEN), down 4.4%, and Standard Motor Products ( SMP), down 4%.

WABCO Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic, mechanical, and mechatronic products for commercial truck, trailer, bus, and passenger car manufacturers worldwide. Wabco Holdings Incorporated has a market cap of $3.92 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Wabco Holdings Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wabco Holdings Incorporated 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Chicago Rivet & Machine ( CVR), up 9.8%, Federal Signal ( FSS), up 4.8%, Commercial Vehicle Group ( CVGI), up 4%, and Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), up 3.7%, were all gainers within the automotive industry with Gentex Corporation ( GNTX) being today's featured automotive industry winner.

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