Rockwell Automation Incorporated (ROK): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

Rockwell Automation Incorporated ( ROK) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Rockwell Automation Incorporated rose $1.15 (1.5%) to $77.99 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of Rockwell Automation Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $76.19-$78.25 after having opened the day at $76.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.84. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Broadwind Energy ( BWEN), up 11.8%, Sun Hydraulics ( SNHY), up 8.2%, Coleman Cable ( CCIX), up 6.9%, and Highpower International ( HPJ), up 5.8%.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture and Software, and Control Products and Solutions. Rockwell Automation Incorporated has a market cap of $10.98 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. 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 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Rockwell Automation Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), down 18.2%, Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUA), down 9.1%, Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUB), down 8.2%, and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 7.2%, were all losers within the industrial industry with Tyco International ( TYC) being today's industrial industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).