NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Sears

(SHLD)

and

Lennar

(LEN) - Get Report

were among the worst-performers in the

S&P 500

on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 dropped 19.1 points, or 1.43%, to close at 1,313.32.

Shares of Sears fell 8.97% Wednesday to $52.34. Along with a number of other retailer, Sears is slated to report its

monthly sales numbers on Thursday

.

Five of the six analysts who cover Sears rate it at sell; one analyst gives the stock a hold rating.

The stock has risen 64.69% year to date.

Lennar shares lost 6.71% to $26.82 on Wednesday after a

worse-than-expected U.S. pending home April sales report

with a decline of 5.5%. The

SPDR S&P Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

index lost 3.5%.

Lennar's stock trades at an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 18.99X; the average for home construction companies is 27.48X. For comparison,

D.R. Horton

(DHI) - Get Report

has a lower forward P/E of 18.55X.

Twelve of the 24 analysts who cover Lennar rate it at hold. Ten analysts give the stock a buy rating and two rate it at sell.

The stock has risen 36.49% year to date.

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