AGCO Corp (AGCO): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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AGCO ( AGCO) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, AGCO rose $1.23 (2.1%) to $59.00 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,422,076 shares of AGCO exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,101,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $57.44-$59.17 after having opened the day at $57.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.77. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 16.4%, Fuelcell Energy ( FCEL), up 9.8%, Hydrogenics Corporation ( HYGS), up 8.9% and ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), up 7.5%.

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. AGCO has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AGCO a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AGCO as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), down 5.0%, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), down 4.1%, China Yuchai International ( CYD), down 3.7% and LSI Industries ( LYTS), down 3.1% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Dover Corporation ( DOV) 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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