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5 Stocks Pushing The Materials & Construction Industry Lower

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The  Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) steady at 13,953 as of Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,129 issues advancing vs. 1,699 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include McDermott International ( MDR), down 4.4%, Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX), down 3.1%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), down 2.4% and Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 1.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 2.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Quanta Services ( PWR) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Quanta Services is down $0.47 (-1.6%) to $29.44 on light volume Thus far, 626,667 shares of Quanta Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.28-$29.89 after having opened the day at $29.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.91.

Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services primarily in North America. Quanta Services has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Quanta Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Quanta Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Quanta Services Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Fluor Corporation ( FLR) is down $0.69 (-1.0%) to $65.29 on light volume Thus far, 414,129 shares of Fluor Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.06-$66.01 after having opened the day at $66.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.98.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor Corporation has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Fluor Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations 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. Get the full Fluor Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.73 (-2.4%) to $29.85 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.68-$30.57 after having opened the day at $30.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.58.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is down $0.50 (-2.1%) to $23.32 on heavy volume Thus far, 5.2 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.03-$23.68 after having opened the day at $23.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.82.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. The company engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 26 states and 77 markets in the United States primarily under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder name. DR Horton has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full DR Horton Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lennar Corporation ( LEN) is down $0.79 (-1.8%) to $41.85 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.30-$42.53 after having opened the day at $42.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.64.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding, financial services, and real estate businesses in the United States. Lennar Corporation has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Lennar Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennar Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Lennar Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the materials & construction industry could consider SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.

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