The materials & construction industry closed the day up 2%. China Infrastructure Investment Corporation ( CIIC), Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), Real Goods Solar Inc ( RSOL), and Nobility Homes Inc ( NOBH) were all decliners today within the materials & construction industry with Energy Solutions Inc ( ES) being today's featured materials & construction loser. Energy Solutions Inc fell 15 cents (-4.3%) to $3.33 on light volume. Throughout the day, 851,284 shares of Energy Solutions Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares.

EnergySolutions, Inc. provides technology-based nuclear services to government and commercial customers primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. Energy Solutions Inc has a market cap of $300.1 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 37.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), Hovnanian Enterprises Inc ( HOV), Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX), and Continental Materials Corporation ( CUO) 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).
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