Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

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Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive rose $0.96 (1.7%) to $55.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,490,275 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,807,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.56-$56.24 after having opened the day at $55.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.02. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Federal-Mogul ( FDML), up 6.0%, Modine Manufacturing Company ( MOD), up 4.1%, Toyota Motor ( TM), up 2.9% and Federal Signal ( FSS), up 2.9%.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the negative front, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 6.0%, Fox Factory ( FOXF), down 2.9%, China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), down 2.4% and SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), down 1.8%.

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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