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

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Joy Global ( JOY) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Joy Global fell $1.33 (-2.3%) to $55.68 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.9 million shares of Joy Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $55.50-$57.45 after having opened the day at $57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.01. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 10.2%, Plug Power ( PLUG), down 8.5%, Ecotality ( ECTY), down 7.9%, and Highway Holdings ( HIHO), down 7.5%.
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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 $6.05 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Joy Global a buy, one analyst rates 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.

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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