Weyerhaeuser Co (WY): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Laggard

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Weyerhaeuser ( WY) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Weyerhaeuser fell $0.58 (-2.1%) to $27.60 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,403,474 shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,376,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.58-$28.09 after having opened the day at $28.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.18. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Exide Technologies ( XIDE), down 15.8%, Blount International ( BLT), down 8.8%, LGL Group ( LGL), down 8.6% and Integrated Electrical Services ( IESC), down 6.8%.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

On the positive front, Caesarstone Sdot-Yam ( CSTE), up 15.4%, Perma-Fix Environmental Services ( PESI), up 14.6%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 8.3% and Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), up 7.4% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with B/E Aerospace ( BEAV) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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