Industrial Industry's Featured Straggler Of The Day: Pall Corporation (PLL)

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Pall Corporation ( PLL) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Pall Corporation fell 74 cents (-1.1%) to $66.10 on average volume. Throughout the day, 790,505 shares of Pall Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 531,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $65.58-$66.80 after having opened the day at $66.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.84. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), down 6.5%, Hardinge ( HDNG), down 4%, Art's-Way Manufacturing ( ARTW), down 3.4%, and CECO Environmental ( CECE), down 3.3%.
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Pall Corporation engages in manufacturing and marketing filtration, purification, and separation products and integrated systems solutions worldwide. Pall Corporation has a market cap of $7.44 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Pall Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pall Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, JinkoSolar ( JKS), up 16%, Ecotality ( ECTY), up 9%, Stratasys ( SSYS), up 6.9%, and Broadwind Energy ( BWEN), up 6.3%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with Caterpillar ( CAT) 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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