Flowserve Corporation (FLS): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Flowserve Corporation ( FLS) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Flowserve Corporation rose $2.30 (1.7%) to $140.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 581,109 shares of Flowserve Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 501,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $139.08-$141.29 after having opened the day at $139.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $138.60. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Ecotality ( ECTY), up 18.9%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 11.7%, Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), up 7.2%, and Electro Scientific Industries ( ESIO), up 6.5%.
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Flowserve Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of industrial flow management equipment. The company operates in three segments: FSG Engineered Product, FSG Industrial Product, and Flow Control. Flowserve Corporation has a market cap of $6.93 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Flowserve Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

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

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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