Cummins ( CMI) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.7%. By the end of trading, Cummins rose $1.87 (1.7%) to $110.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,603,497 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,888,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $108.72-$110.94 after having opened the day at $109.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.46. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 44.0%, UQM Technologies ( UQM), up 20.8%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 10.0% and Unifi ( UFI), up 9.8%.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. Cummins has a market cap of $20.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cummins as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the negative front, Manitex International ( MNTX), down 4.8%, AZZ ( AZZ), down 4.4%, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 3.8% and Twin Disc ( TWIN), down 3.8%.

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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