Pall Corporation (PLL): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Pall Corporation ( PLL) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Pall Corporation rose 85 cents (1.3%) to $64.34 on average volume. Throughout the day, one million shares of Pall Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 768,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $63.37-$64.68 after having opened the day at $63.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.49. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Ceradyne ( CRDN), up 43.1%, Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 21.2%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), up 20.4%, and A123 Systems ( AONE), up 20%.
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Pall Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets filtration, purification, and separation products and integrated systems solutions worldwide. Pall Corporation has a market cap of $7.42 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 23.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Pall Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pall Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, NACCO Industries ( NC), down 65.3%, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), down 49.5%, Tyco International ( TYC), down 49.3%, and Highpower International ( HPJ), down 5.7%, were all laggards within the industrial industry with Ametek ( AME) being today's industrial industry laggard.

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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