Masco Corporation (MAS): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Winner

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Masco Corporation ( MAS) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Masco Corporation rose $0.33 (1.7%) to $19.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,875,303 shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,829,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.53-$20.21 after having opened the day at $19.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.55. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 16.3%, Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), up 12.4%, Homex Development ( HXM), up 3.5% and Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR ( CPAC), up 3.1%.
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Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Masco Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 9.1%, Comstock ( CHCI), down 4.8%, Nuverra Environmental Solutions ( NES), down 4.7% and Tri-Tech ( TRIT), down 4.5% , were all laggards within the materials & construction industry with Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) being today's materials & construction industry laggard.

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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