Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Generac Holdings ( GNRC) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Generac Holdings fell $0.60 (-1.5%) to $39.69 on light volume. Throughout the day, 661,034 shares of Generac Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,022,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $39.62-$40.61 after having opened the day at $40.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.29. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Active Power ( ACPW), down 13.7%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 11.0%, Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 6.9% and IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), down 6.8%.

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of generators and other engine powered products for the residential, light commercial, industrial, and construction markets in the United States Canada, and Mexico. Generac Holdings has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Generac Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Generac Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, UQM Technologies ( UQM), up 18.8%, China Yuchai International ( CYD), up 12.7%, CVD Equipment Corporation ( CVV), up 8.5% and Energy Recovery ( ERII), up 5.5% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Precision Castparts ( PCP) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

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