Industrial Industry's Featured Straggler Of The Day: Terex Corp (TEX)

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Terex ( TEX) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.9%. By the end of trading, Terex fell 34 cents (-1.1%) to $31.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.28-$32.29 after having opened the day at $32.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.91. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: China Valves Technology ( CVVT), down 8%, JinkoSolar ( JKS), down 6.9%, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 6.7%, and Servotronics ( SVT), down 6.6%.
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Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. Terex has a market cap of $3.45 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), up 37.9%, ExOne ( XONE), up 14%, Proto Labs ( PRLB), up 10.8%, and CVD Equipment Corporation ( CVV), up 9.8%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with General Electric ( GE) 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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