The materials & construction industry closed the day up 0.6%. PGT Inc ( PGTI), Xinyuan Real Estate ( XIN), AAON Inc ( AAON), and CRH ( CRH) were all decliners today within the materials & construction industry with James Hardie Industries SE ( JHX) being today's featured materials & construction loser. James Hardie Industries SE fell $1.19 (-4%) to $28.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 400 shares of James Hardie Industries SE exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,500 shares.

James Hardie Industries SE, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fibre cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. James Hardie Industries SE has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates James Hardie Industries SE as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation ( GLDD), India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), Orion Marine Group Inc ( ORN), and Pure Cycle Corporation ( PCYO) were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with Fluor Corporation ( FLR) being today's featured materials & construction industry winner.

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).
null