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Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.1%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive fell $1.89 (-2.8%) to $65.92 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,267,460 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,168,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $65.55-$67.66 after having opened the day at $67.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.81. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 6.9%, Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), down 6.4%, Navistar International ( NAV), down 5.9% and Gentherm ( THRM), down 5.9%.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Supreme Industries ( STS), up 8.0%, Douglas Dynamics ( PLOW), up 2.1% and Superior Industries International ( SUP), up 1.8%.

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