Lennar Corporation

(

LEN

) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Lennar Corporation rose 23 cents (1.4%) to $17.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, six million shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.68-$17.29 after having opened the day at $16.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.79. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:

China Development Group Corporation

(

CTDC

), up 17.8%,

Guanwei Recycling

(

GPRC

), up 13.3%,

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

(

AP

), up 13%, and

India Globalization Capital Inc

(

IGC

), up 9.7%.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding, financial services, and real estate businesses in the United States. Lennar Corporation has a market cap of $3.07 billion and is part of the

materials & construction

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.9, below the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 33.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennar as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Cleantech Solutions International Inc

(

CLNT

), down 14%,

WCA Waste Corporation

(

WCAA

), down 12.7%,

NF Energy Saving

(

NFEC

), down 12.3%, and

Presstek Inc

(

PRST

), down 12.1%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with

Parker Hannifin Corporation

(

PH

) 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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