AGCO Corp (AGCO): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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AGCO ( AGCO) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, AGCO rose $0.61 (1.1%) to $55.84 on average volume. Throughout the day, 691,467 shares of AGCO exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 908,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.46-$56.19 after having opened the day at $55.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.23. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: GreenHunter Resources ( GRH), up 22.3%, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 10.8%, JinkoSolar ( JKS), up 10.6% and Zoltek Companies ( ZOLT), up 8.7%.

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. AGCO has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AGCO a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

On the negative front, Tower International ( TOWR), down 13.7%, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), down 12.4%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 5.6% and NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), down 5.0% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Mohawk Industries ( MHK) 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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