5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Owens Corning Incorporated ( OC), down 6.6%, PulteGroup ( PHM), down 4.2%, Lennar Corporation ( LEN), down 3.7%, Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), down 2.0% and Fluor Corporation ( FLR), down 2.1%. A company within the sector that increased today was Makita ( MKTAY), up 2.3%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Masco Corporation ( MAS) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Masco Corporation is down $0.83 (-4.2%) to $19.15 on average volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.15-$19.89 after having opened the day at $19.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.98.

Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 20.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Masco Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Masco Corporation Ratings Report now.

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