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Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive rose $0.88 (1.5%) to $60.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,300,216 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,795,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $58.22-$60.29 after having opened the day at $59.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.13. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Navistar International ( NAV), up 11.3%, Federal Signal ( FSS), up 7.5%, Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), up 4.5% and Tata Motors ( TTM), up 4.0%.

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 $18.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 solid stock price performance, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, 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 negative front, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 4.0%, Superior Industries International ( SUP), down 2.3%, Wabash National Corporation ( WNC), down 2.0% and Remy International ( REMY), down 2.0%.

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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