Honeywell International Inc. (HON): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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Honeywell International ( HON) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Honeywell International rose $1.82 (2.1%) to $90.29 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,503,903 shares of Honeywell International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,278,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $89.23-$90.97 after having opened the day at $89.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.47. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Research Frontiers ( REFR), up 10.3%, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 9.7%, Caterpillar ( CAT), up 5.9% and Hollysys Automation Technologies ( HOLI), up 5.4%.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International has a market cap of $70.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honeywell International 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 low profit margins.

On the negative front, Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 9.3%, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), down 9.1%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 8.2% and Handy & Harman ( HNH), down 7.9% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) 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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