Mohawk Industries Inc. (MHK): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Laggard

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Mohawk Industries ( MHK) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Mohawk Industries fell $3.08 (-2.4%) to $124.35 on light volume. Throughout the day, 534,097 shares of Mohawk Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 791,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $123.85-$127.39 after having opened the day at $127.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.43. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Goldfield ( GV), down 19.9%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 11.5%, ExOne ( XONE), down 11.1% and Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), down 9.6%.

Mohawk Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces floor covering products for residential and commercial applications in the United States and for residential applications in Europe. The company operates through three segments: Mohawk, Dal-Tile, and Unilin. Mohawk Industries has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 42.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Mohawk Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mohawk Industries 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 low profit margins.

On the positive front, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 16.4%, Frontline ( FRO), up 11.8%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), up 10.1% and Gafisa ( GFA), up 9.8% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with KB Home ( KBH) 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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