SHW, DHI, TOL, PHM And LEN, 5 Materials & Construction Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 15,482 as of Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,893 issues advancing vs. 1,042 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX), down 1.8%, NVR ( NVR), down 1.1% and Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL), down 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams Company is down $1.56 (-0.8%) to $185.80 on average volume. Thus far, 340,568 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 688,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $185.66-$190.68 after having opened the day at $187.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $187.36.

The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean region. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sherwin-Williams Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is down $0.47 (-2.1%) to $22.29 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.13-$22.82 after having opened the day at $22.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.76.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. The company engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 26 states and 77 markets in the United States primarily under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder name. DR Horton has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full DR Horton Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers ( TOL) is down $0.32 (-0.9%) to $34.28 on light volume. Thus far, 885,004 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.93-$34.83 after having opened the day at $34.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.60.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toll Brothers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Toll Brothers Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PulteGroup ( PHM) is down $0.32 (-1.6%) to $19.90 on light volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.58-$20.29 after having opened the day at $20.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.22.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full PulteGroup Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lennar Corporation ( LEN) is down $0.61 (-1.6%) to $36.44 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.11-$37.18 after having opened the day at $37.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.05.

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 $6.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.2% 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, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lennar Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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