DR Horton Inc ( DHI) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.5%. By the end of trading, DR Horton Inc fell 46 cents (-4%) to $11.15 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5.7 million shares of DR Horton Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $11.13-$11.57 after having opened the day at $11.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.61. Other company's within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: China Infrastructure Investment Corporation ( CIIC), down 10.8%, Nobility Homes Inc ( NOBH), down 9.8%, TRC Companies Inc ( TRR), down 9.3%, and M/I Homes Inc ( MHO), down 8.9%.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company in the United States. DR Horton Inc has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 113.2, above the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 100.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

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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