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

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Terex ( TEX) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Terex fell 76 cents (-3.3%) to $22.60 on light volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.60-$23.50 after having opened the day at $23.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.36. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), down 14%, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), down 7.5%, Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp ( APWC), down 5.1%, and Skullcandy ( SKUL), down 4.9%.

Terex Corporation manufactures capital goods machinery products worldwide. Terex has a market cap of $2.43 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 17.2 and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 72.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

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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