TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

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TRW Automotive Holdings ( TRW) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, TRW Automotive Holdings rose $1.05 (1.4%) to $73.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,251,357 shares of TRW Automotive Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 886,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $72.61-$74.00 after having opened the day at $72.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.26. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Wabash National Corporation ( WNC), up 11.8%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 7.8%, Meritor ( MTOR), up 5.6% and Patrick Industries ( PATK), up 3.2%.

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. supplies automotive systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and related aftermarkets. The company operates in four segments: Chassis Systems, Occupant Safety Systems, Electronics, and Automotive Components. TRW Automotive Holdings has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 34.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TRW Automotive Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TRW Automotive Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 negative front, China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), down 6.1%, Orbital Corporation ( OBT), down 5.0%, Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), down 3.5% and Accuride ( ACW), down 2.7% , were all laggards within the automotive industry with Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) 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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