Terex Corp (TEX): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

Terex ( TEX) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Terex rose $0.28 (1.0%) to $27.20 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,855,883 shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,697,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $26.71-$27.38 after having opened the day at $26.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.92. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), up 18.2%, Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUB), up 5.5%, Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), up 5.3% and CVD Equipment Corporation ( CVV), up 4.8%.

Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. Terex has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), down 9.7%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 7.3%, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), down 6.1% and JinkoSolar ( JKS), down 5.1% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Danaher Corporation ( DHR) being today's industrial industry laggard.

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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