Siemens AG (SI): Industrial's Featured Daily Laggard

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Siemens ( SI) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Siemens fell $1.30 (-1.2%) to $110.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 268,344 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 288,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $109.38-$110.81 after having opened the day at $110.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.31. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), down 9.9%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 7.9%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 7.1%, and Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), down 6.1%.
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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $94.68 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

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

On the positive front, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 15.4%, Dixie Group ( DXYN), up 14%, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), up 8.5%, and Proto Labs ( PRLB), up 4.5%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with Deere ( DE) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

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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