Stericycle Incorporated (SRCL): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Winner

Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.6%. By the end of trading, Stericycle Incorporated rose $1.29 (1.6%) to $83.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 427,351 shares of Stericycle Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 373,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $82.07-$83.36 after having opened the day at $82.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.78. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Continental Materials Corporation ( CUO), up 15.8%, PGT ( PGTI), up 10.7%, Pure Cycle Corporation ( PCYO), up 2.6%, and Meritage Homes Corporation ( MTH), up 2.5%.

Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated waste management and related services. Stericycle Incorporated has a market cap of $6.93 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.1, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Stericycle Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stericycle Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), down 17.7%, Tri-Tech ( TRIT), down 12.6%, China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), down 10.4%, and Avalon Holdings ( AWX), down 9%, were all losers within the materials & construction industry with Owens Corning Incorporated ( OC) being today's materials & construction industry loser.

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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