KB Home (KBH): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

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KB Home ( KBH) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, KB Home rose $0.25 (1.4%) to $18.67 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,729,025 shares of KB Home exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,863,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $18.21-$18.85 after having opened the day at $18.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.42. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 23.7%, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 9.8%, IntriCon Corporation ( IIN), up 6.0% and China Ceramics ( CCCL), up 5.5%.

KB Home operates as a homebuilding and financial services company in the United States. The company constructs and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, move-up, and active adult homebuyers. KB Home has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate KB Home a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KB Home as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, GreenHunter Resources ( GRH), down 13.0%, China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), down 8.2%, Acorn Energy ( ACFN), down 6.7% and Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), down 5.5% , were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

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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