Joy Global Inc. (JOY): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

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Joy Global ( JOY) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Joy Global rose $2.37 (4.2%) to $58.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.2 million shares of Joy Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $56.50-$59.37 after having opened the day at $56.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.19. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 22.5%, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), up 16.6%, Sharps Compliance Corporation ( SMED), up 13.9%, and Edwards Group ( EVAC), up 12.8%.
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Joy Global Inc. engages in the manufacture and servicing of mining equipment for the extraction of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, and other minerals. The company operates in two segments, Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment. Joy Global has a market cap of $6.11 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 8.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Joy Global a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Joy Global as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the negative front, Wowjoint Holdings ( BWOW), down 7.9%, China Development Group Corporation ( CTDC), down 6.7%, Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), down 5.7%, and GenCorp ( GY), down 4.5%, were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Toll Brothers ( TOL) 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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