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Lennar Corporation



) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Lennar Corporation rose $0.59 (1.5%) to $39.58 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,484,262 shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,738,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.01-$39.88 after having opened the day at $39.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.99. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were:

Real Goods Solar



), up 9.5%,




), up 7.3%,

Industrial Services of America



), up 6.5% and




), up 5.2%.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in homebuilding activities in the United States. Lennar Corporation has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Lennar Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lennar Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

China Recycling Energy Corporation



), down 11.9%,

MagneGas Corporation



), down 10.6%,

India Globalization Capital



), down 9.4% and




), down 4.1% , were all laggards within the materials & construction industry with




) being today's materials & construction industry laggard.

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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