5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Materials & Construction Industry
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 15,464 as of Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,183 issues advancing vs. 1,800 declining with 78 unchanged.The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ryland Group (RYL), down 4.3%, USG (USG), down 2.9%, Masco Corporation (MAS), down 2.4%, Plum Creek Timber (PCL), down 1.6% and Rayonier (RYN), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the industry include James Hardie Industries (JHX), up 3.4%, Fastenal Company (FAST), up 0.8% and Fluor Corporation (FLR), up 0.5%.TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:5. Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams Company is down $1.85 (-1.0%) to $175.99 on average volume. Thus far, 316,766 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 771,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $175.16-$177.83 after having opened the day at $176.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $177.84. The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean region. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sherwin-Williams Company Ratings Report now.STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.
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