B/E Aerospace Inc (BEAV): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

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B/E Aerospace ( BEAV) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, B/E Aerospace rose 42 cents (1.1%) to $40.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 908,881 shares of B/E Aerospace exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.94-$40.68 after having opened the day at $40.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.07. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: JinkoSolar ( JKS), up 14.9%, Adept Technology ( ADEP), up 11.1%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), up 7.3%, and Gafisa ( GFA), up 5.8%.

BE Aerospace, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services commercial aircraft and business jet cabin interior products worldwide. B/E Aerospace has a market cap of $4.12 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, above the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of 15.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate B/E Aerospace a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates B/E Aerospace as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, American Woodmark Corporation ( AMWD), down 11.9%, A123 Systems ( AONE), down 7.9%, TRC Companies ( TRR), down 6.3%, and Skullcandy ( SKUL), down 5.6%, were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

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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