DR Horton Inc (DHI): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Laggard

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DR Horton ( DHI) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, DR Horton fell $0.53 (-2.8%) to $18.54 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,089,724 shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,892,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $18.28-$19.15 after having opened the day at $19.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.07. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), down 15.4%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 11.0%, Exide Technologies ( XIDE), down 10.8% and Homex Development ( HXM), down 7.8%.

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 $6.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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.

On the positive front, China Valves Technology ( CVVT), up 28.9%, Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), up 19.7%, Adept Technology ( ADEP), up 13.5% and Integrated Electrical Services ( IESC), up 12.8% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) 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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