Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

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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 0.8%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive rose $1.12 (1.8%) to $64.09 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,212,509 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,771,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $63.33-$64.30 after having opened the day at $63.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.97. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Westport Innovations ( WPRT), up 5.0%, Remy International ( REMY), up 4.0%, Modine Manufacturing Company ( MOD), up 3.9% and Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), up 3.3%.

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 $19.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), down 4.0%, Monro Muffler Brake ( MNRO), down 2.5% and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 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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