DR Horton

(

DHI

) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, DR Horton rose 58 cents (3.6%) to $16.87 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9.1 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.36-$17.07 after having opened the day at $16.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.29. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:

Wowjoint Holdings

(

BWOW

), up 12.9%,

M/I Homes

(

MHO

), up 9.3%,

Hallwood Group

(

HWG

), up 8.7%, and

A123 Systems

(

AONE

), up 6.9%.

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D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company in the United States. The company's Homebuilding segment engages in the acquisition and development of land, and construction and sale of residential homes in 25 states and 73 markets in the United States primarily under the D.R. DR Horton has a market cap of $5.22 billion and is part of the

materials & construction

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.1, above the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 38.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are six analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven 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 revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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.

On the negative front,

Ecotality

(

ECTY

), down 11.7%,

JinkoSolar

(

JKS

), down 11.4%,

Aerosonic Corporation

(

AIM

), down 9.6%, and

Valence Technology

(

VLNC

), down 9.6%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with

Dover Corporation

(

DOV

) being today's industrial goods sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLI

) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30

(

DOG

).

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