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

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Joy Global ( JOY) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Joy Global fell $2.18 (-3.2%) to $66.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.8 million shares of Joy Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in price between $66.21-$68.05 after having opened the day at $67.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.74. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 9.1%, Proto Labs ( PRLB), down 5.1%, JinkoSolar ( JKS), down 5%, and Ameresco ( AMRC), down 4.9%.
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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. It operates in two segments, Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment. Joy Global has a market cap of $7.31 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Joy Global a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Joy Global as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

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