Wabash National Corporation ( WNC) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Wabash National Corporation rose 5 cents (0.7%) to $7.31 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Wabash National Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $7.12-$7.65 after having opened the day at $7.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.26. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 27.2%, Navistar International ( NAV), up 3.6%, China Zenix Auto International Ltd ADR ( ZX), up 2.9%, and Strattec Security Corporation ( STRT), up 1.7%. Wabash National Corporation engages in designing, manufacturing, and marketing standard and customized truck trailers, intermodal equipment, and transportation related products in North America. It operates in three segments: Commercial Trailer Products, Diversified Products, and Retail. Wabash National Corporation has a market cap of $533.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.5, above the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 31.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Wabash National Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Wabash National Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.
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