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

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Toll Brothers ( TOL) 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, Toll Brothers fell $0.96 (-2.5%) to $38.26 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,868,556 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,458,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $38.20-$39.02 after having opened the day at $38.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.22. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: Clean Diesel Technologies ( CDTI), down 10.3%, Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), down 8.1%, JinkoSolar ( JKS), down 6.3% and New Home Company ( NWHM), down 5.9%.

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 $7.0 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 6.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, UQM Technologies ( UQM), up 41.0%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), up 34.8%, Ballard Power Systems ( BLDP), up 30.3% and Real Goods Solar ( RGSE), up 24.6%.

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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