DHI, WY, PHM And LEN, Pushing Materials & Construction Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 90 points (0.6%) at 15,153 as of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,842 issues advancing vs. 1,092 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), up 3.3%, Quanta Services ( PWR), up 2.0%, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), up 1.6%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), up 1.6% and Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL), up 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. DR Horton ( DHI) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, DR Horton is down $0.13 (-0.7%) to $19.15 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.84-$19.37 after having opened the day at $19.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.28.

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 $5.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full DR Horton Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.26 (-0.9%) to $28.69 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.59-$29.09 after having opened the day at $29.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.95.

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 $16.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PulteGroup ( PHM) is down $0.15 (-0.9%) to $16.48 on average volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.29-$16.72 after having opened the day at $16.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.63.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 hold. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full PulteGroup Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lennar Corporation ( LEN) is down $0.32 (-0.9%) to $33.67 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.31-$34.25 after having opened the day at $34.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.99.

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 $5.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 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 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 5 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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