Pentair Ltd (PNR): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Pentair ( PNR) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Pentair fell $1.22 (-1.5%) to $77.83 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,210,073 shares of Pentair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,168,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $77.72-$79.23 after having opened the day at $78.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.05. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), down 7.5%, Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 7.2%, Tenaris ( TS), down 6.8% and Handy & Harman ( HNH), down 5.3%.

Pentair Ltd. delivers products, services, and solutions for water and other fluids, thermal management, and equipment protection in the United States, Europe, Asia, and other regions. Pentair has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Pentair a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pentair as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front, Zebra Technologies Corporation ( ZBRA), up 14.3%, Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), up 5.7%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 2.6% and Hydrogenics Corporation ( HYGS), up 2.5% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Flowserve Corporation ( FLS) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

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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