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Parker Hannifin Corporation ( PH) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Parker Hannifin Corporation rose $1.93 (1.6%) to $124.38 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,653,183 shares of Parker Hannifin Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,197,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $123.05-$125.35 after having opened the day at $123.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.45. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were: THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), up 36.0%, Skullcandy ( SKUL), up 24.2%, Fuelcell Energy ( FCEL), up 18.1% and Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), up 14.2%.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation manufactures motion and control technologies and systems for various mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets worldwide. Parker Hannifin Corporation has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Parker Hannifin Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Parker Hannifin Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Energy Recovery ( ERII), down 7.9%, LiqTech International ( LIQT), down 6.3%, Adept Technology ( ADEP), down 5.2% and ARC Group Worldwide ( ARCW), down 4.9% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with JinkoSolar ( JKS) being today's industrial industry laggard.

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