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Masco Corporation



) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Masco Corporation fell 25 cents (-1.2%) to $20.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.6 million shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.13-$20.55 after having opened the day at $20.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.50. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were:




), down 17.1%,

India Globalization Capital



), down 8.7%,

Intellicheck Mobilisa



), down 7.1%, and




), down 6.3%.

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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 $7.36 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 23% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and seven 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Continental Materials Corporation



), up 10.3%,

IntriCon Corporation



), up 9.6%,




), up 9.5%, and

Skyline Corporation



), up 8.7%, were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with

3D Systems Corporation



) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

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Industrial Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30




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