Chart Industries Inc. (GTLS): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Chart Industries ( GTLS) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Chart Industries fell $1.98 (-2.4%) to $79.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 532,902 shares of Chart Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 529,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $78.79-$81.94 after having opened the day at $81.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.29. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 32.5%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), down 10.3%, Ideal Power ( IPWR), down 7.3% and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), down 7.0%.

Chart Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells engineered equipment for the production, storage, and end-use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Energy & Chemicals (E&C), Distribution & Storage (D&S), and BioMedical. Chart Industries has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 15.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Chart Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chart Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), up 51.0%, Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 32.2%, Fuelcell Energy ( FCEL), up 19.8% and ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), up 12.1% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with General Electric ( GE) 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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