Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH): Today's Featured Automotive Laggard

Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive fell $1.00 (-1.8%) to $54.00 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,186,612 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,184,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $53.65-$54.51 after having opened the day at $54.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.00. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were: Tesla Motors ( TSLA), down 14.3%, Standard Motor Products ( SMP), down 8.1%, Federal-Mogul ( FDML), down 6.4% and American Axle & Mfg Holdings ( AXL), down 4.8%.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 43.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), up 7.3%, Accuride ( ACW), up 4.7%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 4.5% and Remy International ( REMY), up 2.6%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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