B/E Aerospace Inc (BEAV): Today's Featured Aerospace/Defense Winner

B/E Aerospace ( BEAV) pushed the Aerospace/Defense industry higher today making it today's featured aerospace/defense winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, B/E Aerospace rose $1.29 (2.0%) to $64.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 784,879 shares of B/E Aerospace exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 916,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $63.21-$65.00 after having opened the day at $63.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.08. Other companies within the Aerospace/Defense industry that increased today were: Erickson Air-Crane ( EAC), up 4.9%, GenCorp ( GY), up 4.3%, TAT Technologies ( TATT), up 4.2% and Innovative Solutions and Support ( ISSC), up 3.9%.

B/E Aerospace, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services cabin interior products for commercial aircraft and business jets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Commercial Aircraft, Consumables Management, and Business Jet. B/E Aerospace has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate B/E Aerospace a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates B/E Aerospace as a buy. 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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