Terex Corp (TEX): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Terex ( TEX) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Terex rose $0.70 (2.2%) to $31.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,049,283 shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,134,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.17-$32.03 after having opened the day at $31.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.25. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Broadwind Energy ( BWEN), up 9.1%, JinkoSolar ( JKS), up 6.5%, L.S. Starrett Company ( SCX), up 5.9% and China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 5.8%.

Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. Terex has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), down 17.4%, UQM Technologies ( UQM), down 7.7%, CVD Equipment Corporation ( CVV), down 7.2% and Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 6.0% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Proto Labs ( PRLB) being today's industrial industry laggard.

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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