Fluor Corporation (FLR): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Winner

The materials & construction industry closed the day up 0.6%. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation ( GLDD), India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), Orion Marine Group Inc ( ORN), and Pure Cycle Corporation ( PCYO) were all winners today within the materials & construction industry with Fluor Corporation ( FLR) being today's featured materials & construction winner. Fluor Corporation rose $1.09 (2.1%) to $53.86 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Fluor Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor Corporation has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, PGT Inc ( PGTI), Xinyuan Real Estate ( XIN), AAON Inc ( AAON), and CRH ( CRH) were all losers within the materials & construction industry with James Hardie Industries SE ( JHX) being today's materials & construction industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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 ( XHB) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

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