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Foster Wheeler



) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Foster Wheeler rose $0.61 (1.9%) to $32.73 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,702,004 shares of Foster Wheeler exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,088,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.17-$33.08 after having opened the day at $32.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.12. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were:

India Globalization Capital



), up 8.5%,

China Recycling Energy Corporation



), up 5.0%,

Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR



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), up 4.1% and

Patrick Industries



), up 3.6%.

Foster Wheeler AG, through its subsidiaries, operates in engineering and construction, as well as power generating equipment businesses worldwide. Foster Wheeler has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 32.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Foster Wheeler a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Foster Wheeler as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

MagneGas Corporation



), down 6.4%,

Nuverra Environmental Solutions



), down 3.0%,

Boise Cascade



), down 2.8% and

Integrated Electrical Services



), down 2.4% , were all laggards within the materials & construction industry with

Covanta Holding Corporation



) being today's materials & construction industry laggard.

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SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF



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

ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd




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