Editor's Note: 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. Tesla Motors ( TSLA) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Tesla Motors rose $2.58 (8.9%) to $31.50 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.33-$31.58 after having opened the day at $29.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.92. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: ATC Venture Group ( ATC), up 22.9%, Toyota Motor ( TM), up 4.6%, Standard Motor Products ( SMP), up 3.8%, and Wabash National Corporation ( WNC), up 3.7%.
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