United Technologies Corp (UTX): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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United Technologies ( UTX) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, United Technologies rose $3.01 (3.0%) to $105.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,366,361 shares of United Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,393,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $103.03-$105.66 after having opened the day at $103.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.11. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: GrafTech International ( GTI), up 7.4%, Zoltek Companies ( ZOLT), up 7.2%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 6.8% and Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 6.7%.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United Technologies has a market cap of $94.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate United Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, 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 shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), down 6.7%, Thermon Group Holdings ( THR), down 4.1%, ExOne ( XONE), down 4.0% and Gorman-Rupp Company ( GRC), down 3.7% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Deere ( DE) 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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