Manitowoc Co Inc (MTW): Today's Featured Industrial Laggard

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Manitowoc ( MTW) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Manitowoc fell $0.69 (-2.2%) to $30.76 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,187,128 shares of Manitowoc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,031,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.47-$31.49 after having opened the day at $31.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.45. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were: Clean Diesel Technologies ( CDTI), down 15.5%, CUI Global ( CUI), down 15.1%, Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), down 12.5% and Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUB), down 5.1%.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells cranes and related products, and foodservice equipment worldwide. It operates in two segments, Cranes and Related Products, and Foodservice Equipment. Manitowoc has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 34.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Manitowoc a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Manitowoc as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Highpower International ( HPJ), up 29.2%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 17.3%, JinkoSolar ( JKS), up 11.8% and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 10.2% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) 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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