Siemens AG (SI): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

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Siemens ( SI) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Siemens rose $1.92 (1.5%) to $131.59 on average volume. Throughout the day, 434,159 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 354,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $130.39-$131.80 after having opened the day at $130.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $129.67. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUA), up 5.2%, Cleantech Solutions International ( CLNT), up 4.7%, Metalico ( MEA), up 4.6% and Twin Disc ( TWIN), up 4.6%.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $109.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Tile Shop Holdings ( TTS), down 12.3%, Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 9.4%, Research Frontiers ( REFR), down 7.9% and Proto Labs ( PRLB), down 7.0% , were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with KB Home ( KBH) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

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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