Siemens AG (SI): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Laggard

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Siemens ( SI) 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, Siemens fell $1.41 (-1.3%) to $109.06 on light volume. Throughout the day, 191,906 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 427,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $108.90-$110.00 after having opened the day at $109.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.47. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 6.4%, Skyline Corporation ( SKY), down 5.7%, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 5.2% and American Electric Technologies ( AETI), down 5.0%.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $92.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, 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 positive front, Ecotality ( ECTY), up 15.1%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), up 11.5%, Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), up 7.8% and Veolia Environnement ( VE), up 7.3%.

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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