General Electric Co (GE): Today's Featured Industrial Winner

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General Electric ( GE) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, General Electric rose $0.30 (1.2%) to $25.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 24,891,672 shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 38,472,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.38-$25.85 after having opened the day at $25.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.44. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 10.9%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), up 9.8%, Continental Materials Corporation ( CUO), up 9.4% and China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 9.3%.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $256.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 12.3%, Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp ( APWC), down 5.6%, Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), down 4.9% and Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), down 4.3% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with Precision Castparts ( PCP) 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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