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) pushed the Basic Materials sector lower today making it today's featured Basic Materials laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, McDermott International fell $0.17 (-2.2%) to $7.48 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,763,949 shares of McDermott International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,377,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $7.48-$7.69 after having opened the day at $7.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.65. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that declined today were:
), down 12.7%,
), down 11.3%,
), down 11.0% and
), down 10.6%.
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McDermott International, Inc. operates as an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Asia Pacific, Atlantic, and the Middle East. It focuses on designing and executing complex offshore oil and gas projects. McDermott International has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate McDermott International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.
- You can view the full McDermott International Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 15.2%,
), up 14.9% and
), up 11.5% , were all gainers within the basic materials sector with
) being today's featured basic materials sector leader.
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