Chart Industries Inc. (GTLS): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Chart Industries ( GTLS) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Chart Industries rose $1.45 (1.6%) to $90.88 on light volume. Throughout the day, 442,775 shares of Chart Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 643,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $89.43-$91.49 after having opened the day at $89.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.43. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Hydrogenics Corporation ( HYGS), up 8.8%, LSI Industries ( LYTS), up 7.3%, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), up 6.9% and ExOne ( XONE), up 6.0%.

Chart Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies engineered equipment used in the production, storage, and end-use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases in the United States, the Czech Republic, China, Germany, and internationally. Chart Industries has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Chart Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chart Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Clarcor ( CLC), down 9.0%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 4.7%, Clean Diesel Technologies ( CDTI), down 4.7% and China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), down 4.7% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Generac Holdings ( GNRC) 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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