TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW): Today's Featured Automotive Winner

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TRW Automotive Holdings ( TRW) pushed the Automotive industry higher today making it today's featured automotive winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, TRW Automotive Holdings rose $0.89 (1.1%) to $82.84 on average volume. Throughout the day, 883,711 shares of TRW Automotive Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 978,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $81.57-$82.95 after having opened the day at $81.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.95. Other companies within the Automotive industry that increased today were: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 6.0%, Motorcar Parts of America ( MPAA), up 4.8%, Strattec Security Corporation ( STRT), up 4.1% and Tata Motors ( TTM), up 3.6%.

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, supplies automotive systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and related aftermarkets. TRW Automotive Holdings has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate TRW Automotive Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TRW Automotive Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), down 7.3%, Westport Innovations ( WPRT), down 3.1% and Wabash National Corporation ( WNC), down 2.3%.

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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