Weyerhaeuser Co (WY): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Laggard

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Weyerhaeuser ( WY) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Weyerhaeuser fell $0.30 (-1.0%) to $28.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,749,597 shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,403,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $28.42-$28.83 after having opened the day at $28.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.93. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 4.7%, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 4.5%, TRC Companies ( TRR), down 4.0% and Empresas ICA S.A.B. de C.V ( ICA), down 3.4%.

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 $16.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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.

On the positive front, Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), up 9.0%, China Ceramics ( CCCL), up 5.7%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), up 5.0% and Jewett-Cameron Trading Company ( JCTCF), up 3.9% , were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with USG ( USG) 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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