Visteon Corp. (VC): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

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Visteon ( VC) 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, Visteon rose $0.91 (1.1%) to $85.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 856,888 shares of Visteon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 616,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $84.37-$85.95 after having opened the day at $84.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.70. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Standard Motor Products ( SMP), up 13.5%, Accuride ( ACW), up 5.2%, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc Class A ( HY), up 4.9% and Spartan Motors ( SPAR), up 4.1%.

Visteon Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, supplies, and supports climate, electronic and interior systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. It operates in three segments: Climate, Electronics, and Interiors. Visteon has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Visteon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visteon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 5.7%, Patrick Industries ( PATK), down 3.2%, Motorcar Parts of America ( MPAA), down 1.9% and Miller Industries ( MLR), down 1.6%.

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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