Stericycle Incorporated (SRCL): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Stericycle Incorporated rose $1.04 (1.2%) to $86.80 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 658,168 shares of Stericycle Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 379,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $85.26-$86.81 after having opened the day at $85.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.76. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Taylor Devices ( TAYD), up 11.9%, Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp ( APWC), up 11.4%, A123 Systems ( AONE), up 10.7%, and Toro Company ( TTC), up 9.7%.

Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated waste management and related services. Stericycle Incorporated has a market cap of $7.14 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Stericycle Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

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

On the negative front, JinkoSolar ( JKS), down 8.3%, Dixie Group ( DXYN), down 8.3%, Joy Global ( JOY), down 6.7%, and Material Sciences Corporation ( MSC), down 6.6%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with General Dynamics ( GD) being today's industrial goods sector loser.

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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