Cummins Inc (CMI): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Laggard

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Cummins ( CMI) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Cummins fell $1.43 (-1.2%) to $116.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,240,956 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,813,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $115.73-$117.76 after having opened the day at $117.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.67. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Zoltek Companies ( ZOLT), down 17.9%, China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), down 9.1%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), down 6.8% and Toll Brothers ( TOL), down 6.2%.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. Cummins has a market cap of $22.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

On the positive front, Clean Diesel Technologies ( CDTI), up 49.2%, Frontline ( FRO), up 15.2%, Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp ( APWC), up 10.9% and China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 8.2% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with General Dynamics ( GD) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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