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KB Home



) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, KB Home fell $0.18 (-1.0%) to $17.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,630,674 shares of KB Home exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,732,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.19-$17.55 after having opened the day at $17.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.53. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were:

Tile Shop Holdings



), down 12.3%,

Industrial Services of America



), down 9.4%,

Research Frontiers



), down 7.9% and

Proto Labs



), down 7.0%.

KB Home operates as a homebuilding and financial services company in the United States. The company constructs and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers. KB Home has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 70.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate KB Home a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

KB Home

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Tecumseh Products Company

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), up 5.2%,

Cleantech Solutions International



), up 4.7%,




), up 4.6% and

Twin Disc



), up 4.6% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with




) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

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) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

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