Toll Brothers Inc (TOL): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Winner

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Toll Brothers ( TOL) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Toll Brothers rose $0.39 (1.2%) to $33.40 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,984,232 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,568,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.56-$33.62 after having opened the day at $32.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.01. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Nuverra Environmental Solutions ( NES), up 12.2%, China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), up 12.1%, Perma-Fix Environmental Services ( PESI), up 6.9% and Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), up 5.5%.

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 industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), down 4.7%, Sterling Construction Company ( STRL), down 4.6%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), down 4.4% and India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 4.3% , were all laggards within the materials & construction industry with DR Horton ( DHI) being today's materials & construction industry laggard.

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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