Honeywell International Inc. (HON): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

Honeywell International ( HON) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.5%. By the end of trading, Honeywell International rose $1.36 (1.7%) to $82.57 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,459,549 shares of Honeywell International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,331,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $81.98-$82.67 after having opened the day at $82.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.21. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 21.5%, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), up 16.5%, Global Brass & Copper Holdings ( BRSS), up 9.1% and Highpower International ( HPJ), up 7.2%.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International has a market cap of $64.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 28.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honeywell International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, UQM Technologies ( UQM), down 4.2%, Servotronics ( SVT), down 2.8%, Unifi ( UFI), down 2.7% and Ecotality ( ECTY), down 2.5%.

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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