Gafisa SA (GFA): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

The industrial goods sector closed the day down 0.2%. American Mold Guard Incorporated ( AMGI), H&E Equipment Services Inc ( HEES), American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG), and Arotech Corporation ( ARTX) were all winners today within the industrial goods sector with Gafisa ( GFA) being today's featured industrial goods winner. Gafisa rose 10 cents (1.5%) to $6.93 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.3 million shares of Gafisa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares.

Gafisa S.A. operates as a homebuilder in Brazil. Gafisa has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 153.2, above the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 7.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 55.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gafisa as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), Omega Flex Inc ( OFLX), Broadwind Energy Inc ( BWEN), and Park-Ohio Holdings ( PKOH) were all losers within the industrial goods sector with Allegheny Technologies Inc ( ATI) being today's industrial goods sector Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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