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5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ryland Group ( RYL), down 5.5%, USG ( USG), down 3.7%, Nordson Corporation ( NDSN), down 2.5%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), down 2.6% and Eagle Materials ( EXP), down 2.4%. Top gainers within the sector include CNH Global ( CNH), up 2.7%, James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 1.8%, Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 1.5%, Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT), up 1.4% and Waste Management ( WM), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Toll Brothers ( TOL) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers is down $0.86 (-2.6%) to $31.61 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.10-$32.50 after having opened the day at $32.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.47.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toll Brothers 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, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Toll Brothers Ratings Report now.

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