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Masco Corporation



) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Masco Corporation rose $0.42 (1.9%) to $22.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,201,848 shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,281,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $22.17-$22.55 after having opened the day at $22.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.07. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:




), up 16.2%,

Aerovironment Incorporated



), up 10.6%,

Guanwei Recycling



), up 10.2% and

Sifco Industries



), up 10.1%.

Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Masco Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

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