Triumph Group Inc. (TGI): Today's Featured Aerospace/Defense Loser

Triumph Group ( TGI) pushed the Aerospace/Defense industry lower today making it today's featured Aerospace/Defense loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Triumph Group fell 59 cents (-1.1%) to $55.80 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of Triumph Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 465,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $55.25-$56.40 after having opened the day at $56.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.39. Other company's within the Aerospace/Defense industry that declined today were: Aerosonic Corporation ( AIM), down 4.8%, Breeze-Eastern Corporation ( BZC), down 4.4%, AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), down 2%, and Sturm Ruger & Company ( RGR), down 1.7%.

Triumph Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, repair, overhaul, and distribution of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies, and systems worldwide. Triumph Group has a market cap of $2.89 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, equal to the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Triumph Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Triumph Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Erickson Air-Crane ( EAC), up 5.2%, Edac Technologies Corporation ( EDAC), up 2.9%, GenCorp ( GY), up 2.9%, and AAR ( AIR), up 2.4%, were all gainers within the aerospace/defense industry with Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT) being today's featured aerospace/defense industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the aerospace/defense industry could consider iShares DJ US Aerospace & Def Idx ( ITA) while those bearish on the aerospace/defense industry could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).
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