Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.5%. By the end of trading, Dresser-Rand Group fell $0.65 (-1.0%) to $63.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 808,501 shares of Dresser-Rand Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 621,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $62.85-$65.20 after having opened the day at $65.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.98. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), down 14.4%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 10.2%, Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), down 9.5% and Adept Technology ( ADEP), down 7.0%.
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Dresser-Rand Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of engineered rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power generation, military, and other industries worldwide. Dresser-Rand Group has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Dresser-Rand Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dresser-Rand Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), down 31.6%, Hydrogenics Corporation ( HYGS), down 17.5%, Capstone Turbine Corporation ( CPST), down 13.6% and Columbus McKinnon Corporation ( CMCO), down 8.2% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Precision Castparts ( PCP) 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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