Lennar Corporation (LEN): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Winner

Lennar Corporation ( LEN) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Lennar Corporation rose $0.78 (2.2%) to $36.01 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 7,871,324 shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,226,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.31-$36.25 after having opened the day at $35.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.23. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), up 16.6%, Comstock ( CHCI), up 7.7%, Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V ( ICA), up 6.7% and MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), up 5.5%.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding, financial services, and real estate businesses in the United States. Lennar Corporation has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Lennar Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

On the negative front, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 8.0%, China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), down 6.4%, Jewett-Cameron Trading Company ( JCTCF), down 4.4% and Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 4.2%.

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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