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

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Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive rose $0.86 (1.6%) to $55.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,248,266 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,151,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $54.95-$55.58 after having opened the day at $55.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.63. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Federal-Mogul ( FDML), up 6.2%, Supreme Industries ( STS), up 4.1%, Standard Motor Products ( SMP), up 3.0% and Gentherm ( THRM), up 2.8%.

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 44.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 negative front, Accuride ( ACW), down 6.0%, Gentex Corporation ( GNTX), down 5.7%, Allison Transmission Holdings ( ALSN), down 2.8% and Oshkosh Corporation ( OSK), down 2.8% , were all laggards within the automotive industry with PACCAR ( PCAR) being today's automotive industry laggard.

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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