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

Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Dresser-Rand Group rose $1.08 (1.7%) to $63.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 665,031 shares of Dresser-Rand Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 627,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $62.07-$63.68 after having opened the day at $62.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.11. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), up 18.2%, Goldfield ( GV), up 10.5%, Integrated Electrical Services ( IESC), up 9.1% and Frontline ( FRO), up 8.9%.

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 $4.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 negative front, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 11.9%, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), down 9.7%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 7.3% and Avalon Holdings ( AWX), down 6.7% , were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Raytheon Company ( RTN) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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