Ingersoll-Rand PLC (IR): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Ingersoll-Rand rose $0.69 (1.1%) to $60.93 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,556,969 shares of Ingersoll-Rand exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,870,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $60.09-$61.34 after having opened the day at $60.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.24. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 13.7%, Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), up 11.9%, Highpower International ( HPJ), up 6.9% and Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 6.9%.

Ingersoll-Rand plc engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of a diverse portfolio of industrial and commercial products in the United States and internationally. Ingersoll-Rand has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ingersoll-Rand a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

On the negative front, Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), down 9.8%, Compx International ( CIX), down 8.6%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), down 6.9% and China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), down 6.5% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with AGCO ( AGCO) being today's industrial industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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