Toll Brothers Inc (TOL): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

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Toll Brothers ( TOL) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Toll Brothers rose $0.69 (2.1%) to $33.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,219,695 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,559,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.00-$34.00 after having opened the day at $33.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.89. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Highway Holdings ( HIHO), up 24.6%, MFRI ( MFRI), up 12.3%, Ideal Power ( IPWR), up 10.6% and UQM Technologies ( UQM), up 6.2%.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toll Brothers 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, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, OSI Systems ( OSIS), down 26.8%, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 9.3%, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 7.9% and Broadwind Energy ( BWEN), down 7.7% , were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Foster Wheeler ( FWLT) 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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