B/E Aerospace Inc (BEAV): Today's Featured Aerospace/Defense Winner

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B/E Aerospace ( BEAV) pushed the Aerospace/Defense industry higher today making it today's featured aerospace/defense winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, B/E Aerospace rose $2.05 (2.4%) to $88.84 on average volume. Throughout the day, 796,468 shares of B/E Aerospace exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,030,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $86.85-$88.94 after having opened the day at $87.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.79. Other companies within the Aerospace/Defense industry that increased today were: Sturm Ruger & Company ( RGR), up 5.7%, Taser International ( TASR), up 3.8%, Air Industries Group ( AIRI), up 3.2% and Heico Corporation ( HEI.A), up 2.9%.

B/E Aerospace, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services cabin interior products for commercial aircraft and business jets in the United States and internationally. B/E Aerospace has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate B/E Aerospace a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates B/E Aerospace 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, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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