Terex Corp (TEX): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

Terex ( TEX) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Terex rose 31 cents (1.7%) to $18.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.6 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.78-$18.74 after having opened the day at $18.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.34. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: A123 Systems ( AONE), up 12.5%, Magnetek ( MAG), up 11.1%, Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), up 9.9%, and Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), up 9.4%.

Terex Corporation manufactures capital goods machinery products worldwide. Terex has a market cap of $1.96 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 34.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex 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, generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Wowjoint Holdings ( BWOW), down 12.1%, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), down 4.7%, LSI Industries ( LYTS), down 4.6%, and Energy Recovery ( ERII), down 4.3%, were all losers within the industrial industry with Eaton ( ETN) 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).
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