Embraer S.A. (ERJ): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

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Embraer S.A ( ERJ) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Embraer S.A rose $0.50 (1.5%) to $33.73 on light volume. Throughout the day, 732,212 shares of Embraer S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,071,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.91-$33.85 after having opened the day at $33.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.23. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 18.7%, Gafisa ( GFA), up 12.5%, Energy Recovery ( ERII), up 11.1% and Allied Motion Technologies ( AMOT), up 8.8%.

Embraer S.A. primarily develops, produces, and sells jet and turboprop aircrafts for civil and defense aviation markets in Brazil, North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and internationally. Embraer S.A has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Embraer S.A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Embraer S.A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Homex Development ( HXM), down 9.4%, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 8.1%, Ecotality ( ECTY), down 8.1% and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 7.7% , were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Ryland Group ( RYL) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

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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