5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Materials & Construction Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 15,601 as of Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,233 issues advancing vs. 1,686 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fastenal Company ( FAST), down 1.8%, and Masco Corporation ( MAS), down 1.0%.

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 $2.49 (-1.4%) to $176.56 on light volume. Thus far, 218,955 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 750,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $176.52-$178.63 after having opened the day at $178.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $179.05.

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 $18.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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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