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Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive fell $0.95 (-1.5%) to $62.30 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,820,862 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,798,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $61.86-$62.93 after having opened the day at $62.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.25. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were: Arctic Cat ( ACAT), down 11.0%, Navistar International ( NAV), down 5.8%, Federal-Mogul ( FDML), down 4.5% and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 4.5%.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), up 3.6%, Strattec Security Corporation ( STRT), up 3.4%, Patrick Industries ( PATK), up 2.8% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.7%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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