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

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Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive fell $1.08 (-1.9%) to $55.55 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,741,479 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,920,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $55.52-$56.93 after having opened the day at $56.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.63. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were: China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), down 20.9%, Tesla Motors ( TSLA), down 4.2%, SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), down 4.0% and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 3.7%.

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 $17.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 45.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 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 revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front, Tata Motors ( TTM), up 3.1%, Federal Signal ( FSS), up 2.4%, China Zenix Auto International ( ZX), up 2.3% and Patrick Industries ( PATK), up 2.1%.

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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