Navistar International Corp (NAV): Today's Featured Automotive Laggard

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Navistar International ( NAV) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Navistar International fell $1.01 (-2.6%) to $37.32 on average volume. Throughout the day, 988,698 shares of Navistar International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 832,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $37.26-$38.45 after having opened the day at $38.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.33. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were: Arctic Cat ( ACAT), down 2.7%, Westport Innovations ( WPRT), down 2.1% and Fox Factory ( FOXF), down 1.6%.

Navistar International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells commercial and military trucks, diesel engines, and school and commercial buses; and provides service parts for trucks and diesel engines worldwide. Navistar International has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Navistar International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Navistar International as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Patrick Industries ( PATK), up 9.1%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 6.7%, Gentherm ( THRM), up 4.9% and Federal-Mogul ( FDML), up 4.7% , were all gainers within the automotive industry with General Motors ( GM) being today's featured automotive industry leader.

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