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DR Horton



) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, DR Horton fell $0.55 (-3.0%) to $17.85 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,459,013 shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,227,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.77-$18.32 after having opened the day at $18.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.40. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were:

India Globalization Capital



), down 11.1%,

Vertex Energy



), down 7.5%,

Griffon Corporation



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), down 5.8% and

China Advanced Construction Materials Group



), down 5.1%.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. The company engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 26 states and 77 markets in the United States primarily under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder name. DR Horton has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

DR Horton

as a


. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

Homex Development



), up 15.2%,

Industrial Services of America



), up 4.1%,

Skyline Corporation



), up 2.6% and

China Ceramics



), up 2.4%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the materials & construction industry could consider

SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF



) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider

ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd




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