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KB Home (KBH): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

KB Home ( KBH) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, KB Home rose 24 cents (1.7%) to $14.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.8 million shares of KB Home exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.99-$14.64 after having opened the day at $14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.25. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: UQM Technologies ( UQM), up 16.7%, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 9.2%, Zoltek Companies ( ZOLT), up 8.1%, and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 7.6%.

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KB Home operates as a homebuilding and financial services company in the United States. KB Home has a market cap of $1.11 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 113.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are three analysts that rate KB Home a buy, three analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KB Home as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), down 16.1%, Tecumseh Products Company ( TECUB), down 9.7%, Gafisa ( GFA), down 8.7%, and India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 8.2%, were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Precision Castparts ( PCP) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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