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Rayonier ( RYN) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, Rayonier rose $4.00 (9.7%) to $45.18 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,631,212 shares of Rayonier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,281,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $43.76-$45.42 after having opened the day at $44.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.18. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), up 16.3%, Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), up 15.3%, Research Frontiers ( REFR), up 10.3% and IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 9.7%.

Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Rayonier has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Rayonier a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rayonier as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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 Astrotech Corporation ( ASTC), down 8.0% , were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Fastenal Company ( FAST) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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