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Construction Stocks, an Alternative to Home Builders

Stocks in this article: ACM FWLT GLDD MAS MTZ

Last 12-Month Return (%): Stocks with a red number declined by that percentage over the last twelve months. Stocks with a black number increased by that percentage.

Forecast 1-Year Return: Stocks with a red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next twelve months. Stocks with a black number in the table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next twelve months.

Value Level: The price at which to enter a GTC limit order to buy on weakness. The letters mean; W-weekly, M-monthly, Q-quarterly, S-semiannual and A-annual.

Pivot: A level between a value level and risky level that should be a magnet during the time frame noted.

Risky Level: The price at which to enter a GTC limit order to sell on strength. Here are comments on the five construction stocks that were upgraded this morning:

AECOM Technology (ACM - Get Report) ($22.85): Upgraded to buy from hold this morning according to ValuEngine. The stock is 16.4% undervalue with a favorable trailing 12 month price-to-earnings ratio of 9.9.

Forster Wheeler (FWLT) ($22.35): Upgraded to buy from hold this morning according to ValuEngine. The stock is 16.1% undervalue with a reasonable trailing 12 month P/E of 13.0.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD - Get Report) ($8.86): Upgraded to hold from sell this morning according to ValuEngine. The stock is 35.8% overvalued with an elevated trailing 12 month P/E of 41.9.

Masco (MAS - Get Report) ($16.66): Upgraded to buy from hold this morning according to ValuEngine. The stock is 23.4% overvalued with an elevated trailing 12 month P/E of 66.6.

MasTec (MTZ - Get Report) ($22.87): Upgraded to buy from hold this morning according to ValuEngine. The stock is 0.7% undervalued with a reasonable trailing 12 month P/E of 16.2.



At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Richard Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of science from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. In 1981 he formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild and helped establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. Richard began writing market research in 1984 and held positions as market strategist at firms such as Smith Barney, William R Hough, Joseph Stevens, and Rightside Advisors. He joined www.ValuEngine.com in 2008 producing newsletters covering the U.S. capital markets, and a universe of more than 7,000 stocks. Richard employs a "buy and trade" investment strategy and can be reached at RSuttmeier@Gmail.com.
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