Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Laggard

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Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Sherwin-Williams Company fell $1.98 (-1.1%) to $174.63 on light volume. Throughout the day, 367,600 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 814,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $174.36-$177.14 after having opened the day at $176.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $176.61. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Wowjoint Holdings ( BWOW), down 20.7%, ExOne ( XONE), down 11.3%, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), down 8.3% and Homex Development ( HXM), down 5.7%.

Transportation Assets Include: 325 Tractors 1000 Trailers. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are up 13.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 12.6%, Hollysys Automation Technologies ( HOLI), up 10.6%, MFRI ( MFRI), up 10.3% and Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), up 9.6%.

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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