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

Lennar Corporation ( LEN) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Lennar Corporation fell $0.84 (-2.5%) to $33.05 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,510,724 shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,690,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.00-$34.35 after having opened the day at $34.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.89. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: Perma-Fix Environmental Services ( PESI), down 6.1%, Goldfield ( GV), down 4.4%, Ryland Group ( RYL), down 3.7% and Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V ( ICA), down 3.6%.

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 $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 19.1%, Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), up 9.4%, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), up 9.1% and TRC Companies ( TRR), up 5.7% , were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with Quanta Services ( PWR) being today's featured materials & construction industry leader.

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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