Eaton Corporation PLC (ETN): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Eaton Corporation ( ETN) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Eaton Corporation rose $1.20 (1.8%) to $68.53 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,126,454 shares of Eaton Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,655,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $68.23-$68.98 after having opened the day at $68.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.33. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Allegheny Technologies ( ATI), up 8.1%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 7.4%, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 7.2% and Exide Technologies ( XIDE), up 6.5%.

Eaton Corporation plc operates as a diversified power management company worldwide. The company operates through Electrical Americas, Electrical Rest of World, Cooper, Hydraulics, Aerospace, Truck, and Automotive segments. Eaton Corporation has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 24.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Eaton Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, ExOne ( XONE), down 8.8%, Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), down 8.2%, Skullcandy ( SKUL), down 4.0% and Metalico ( MEA), down 3.5% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD) 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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