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 0.5%. By the end of trading, Stericycle Incorporated rose 89 cents (1%) to $92.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 485,560 shares of Stericycle Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 460,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $91.53-$92.96 after having opened the day at $91.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.67. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Eastern ( EML), up 18.8%, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), up 12.6%, Wowjoint Holdings ( BWOW), up 12.5%, and Active Power ( ACPW), up 8.5%.

Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated waste management and related services. Stericycle Incorporated has a market cap of $7.62 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32, 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 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

On the negative front, Omega Flex ( OFLX), down 7.6%, Casella Waste Systems ( CWST), down 7%, Adept Technology ( ADEP), down 5.5%, and THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), down 5.4%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with Eaton ( ETN) 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).