Emerson Electric Co. (EMR): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Emerson Electric ( EMR) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.6%. By the end of trading, Emerson Electric rose $1.03 (1.7%) to $62.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,755,951 shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,087,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $61.65-$62.77 after having opened the day at $61.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.47. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Adept Technology ( ADEP), up 24.7%, Energy Recovery ( ERII), up 13.2%, Exide Technologies ( XIDE), up 8.6% and CVD Equipment Corporation ( CVV), up 7.9%.

Emerson Electric Co., a diversified technology company, engages in designing and supplying products and technology, and providing engineering services and solutions to the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $44.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Emerson Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Ecotality ( ECTY), down 7.8%, Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), down 6.5%, UQM Technologies ( UQM), down 3.3% and Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 2.9%.

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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