RYN, WM, FLR, TOL And LEN, 5 Materials & Construction Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 54 points (-0.3%) at 16,409 as of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,713 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Foster Wheeler ( FWLT), down 1.6%, James Hardie Industries ( JHX), down 1.6%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 1.2%, PulteGroup ( PHM), down 1.1% and Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), down 0.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Rayonier ( RYN) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rayonier is down $0.52 (-1.2%) to $41.87 on light volume. Thus far, 253,739 shares of Rayonier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.77-$42.56 after having opened the day at $42.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.39.

Rayonier, Inc. engages in the sale and development of real estate and timberland management, as well as in the production and sale of cellulose fibers in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Rayonier has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Rayonier a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rayonier as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Rayonier Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is down $0.29 (-0.7%) to $43.70 on light volume. Thus far, 592,330 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.61-$44.17 after having opened the day at $44.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.99.

Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. Waste Management has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Waste Management Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Fluor Corporation ( FLR) is down $0.77 (-1.0%) to $78.52 on light volume. Thus far, 474,138 shares of Fluor Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.34-$79.98 after having opened the day at $79.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.29.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services, and Power. Fluor Corporation has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Fluor Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Fluor Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers ( TOL) is down $0.36 (-1.0%) to $35.69 on light volume. Thus far, 791,559 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.59-$36.28 after having opened the day at $36.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.05.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the Unites States. It is also involved in building and selling homes in urban infill markets. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 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. Get the full Toll Brothers Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lennar Corporation ( LEN) is down $0.43 (-1.1%) to $38.18 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.91-$38.93 after having opened the day at $38.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.61.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding, financial services, and real estate businesses in the United States. Lennar Corporation has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Lennar Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennar Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Lennar Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, 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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