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 0.2%. By the end of trading, DR Horton fell $0.31 (-1.2%) to $24.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,805,348 shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,951,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $24.31-$24.95 after having opened the day at $24.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.87. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Altair Nanotechnologies ( ALTI), down 11.2%, ZBB Energy Corporation ( ZBB), down 8.7%, UQM Technologies ( UQM), down 8.4% and Euro Tech Holdings Company ( CLWT), down 8.2%.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It is engaged in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 27 states and 78 markets in the United States under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder, Emerald Homes, and Breland Homes. DR Horton has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 25.0%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), up 22.9%, Highpower International ( HPJ), up 22.8% and Arotech Corporation ( ARTX), up 13.7% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Republic Services ( RSG) 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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