Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
) 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, Owens Corning Incorporated rose $1.25 (3.7%) to $35.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.4 million shares of Owens Corning Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.23-$35.65 after having opened the day at $34.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.87. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:
), up 12%,
), up 10.7%,
), up 10%, and
), up 8%.
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Owens Corning engages in the provision of composite and building materials systems worldwide. It operates in two segments, Composites and Building Materials. Owens Corning Incorporated has a market cap of $3.95 billion and is part of the
industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Owens Corning Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Owens Corning Incorporated as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.
- You can view the full Owens Corning Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 11.8%,
), down 11.7%,
), down 9.4%, and
), down 8.7%, were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with
) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.
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