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5 Stocks Pulling The Materials & Construction Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 7 points (0.0%) at 14,818 as of Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,623 issues advancing vs. 1,312 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Clean Harbors ( CLH), down 1.9%, Rayonier ( RYN), down 1.6% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 2.8%.

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

5. NVR ( NVR) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, NVR is down $9.81 (-1.1%) to $846.00 on average volume. Thus far, 27,962 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 40,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $843.93-$872.37 after having opened the day at $860.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $855.81.

NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company engages in the construction and sale of single-family detached homes, townhomes, and condominium buildings under the trade names of Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes, and Heartland Homes. NVR has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVR 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, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full NVR Ratings Report now.

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