Terex Corp (TEX): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Laggard

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Terex ( TEX) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Terex fell 28 cents (-1.1%) to $24.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $23.69-$24.44 after having opened the day at $24.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.48. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), down 7.6%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), down 7.3%, LMI Aerospace ( LMIA), down 6.4%, and Ultralife Batteries ( ULBI), down 5.6%.
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Terex Corporation manufactures capital goods machinery products worldwide. Terex has a market cap of $2.68 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 79.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 12.5%, Ecotality ( ECTY), up 11.5%, Sifco Industries ( SIF), up 11.1%, and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 8.8%, were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Fluor Corporation ( FLR) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

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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