1. As of noon trading, Pentair ( PNR) is down $0.54 (-1.2%) to $45.21 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Pentair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.21-$46.00 after having opened the day at $45.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.75.

Pentair, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing company worldwide. Pentair has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 182.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Pentair a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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