Wabco Holdings Incorporated (WBC): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

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Wabco Holdings Incorporated ( WBC) 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, Wabco Holdings Incorporated rose $1.34 (1.7%) to $79.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 506,625 shares of Wabco Holdings Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 476,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $77.52-$79.23 after having opened the day at $77.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.68. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Winnebago Industries ( WGO), up 4.4%, China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), up 3.5%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 3.1% and SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), up 3.0%.

WABCO Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic, mechanical, and mechatronic products for commercial truck, trailer, bus, and passenger car manufacturers worldwide. Wabco Holdings Incorporated has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Wabco Holdings Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wabco Holdings Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Spartan Motors ( SPAR), down 3.0%, Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), down 1.8% and Fuel Systems Solutions ( FSYS), down 1.7%.

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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