Stericycle Incorporated (SRCL): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Laggard

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Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Stericycle Incorporated fell $1.36 (-1.2%) to $115.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 233,017 shares of Stericycle Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 279,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $114.39-$116.12 after having opened the day at $115.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.99. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), down 8.2%, EMCOR Group ( EME), down 4.8%, Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), down 4.3% and Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), down 4.1%.

Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated waste management and related services. Stericycle Incorporated has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Stericycle Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stericycle Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, China Ceramics ( CCCL), up 5.5%, Pure Cycle Corporation ( PCYO), up 4.8%, Integrated Electrical Services ( IESC), up 4.2% and TRC Companies ( TRR), up 3.8% , were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with Fluor Corporation ( FLR) 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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