4 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Materials & Construction Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 142 points (1.0%) at 14,816 as of Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,253 issues advancing vs. 654 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), up 0.87.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Stericycle Incorporated is up $2.31 (2.19) to $107.79 on average volume Thus far, 186,212 shares of Stericycle Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 491,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.12-$107.81 after having opened the day at $105.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.48.

Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated waste management and related services. Stericycle Incorporated has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stericycle Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Stericycle Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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