NVR Inc. (NVR): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

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NVR ( NVR) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, NVR rose $19.02 (1.7%) to $1,161.92 on average volume. Throughout the day, 51,534 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 48,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1,136.80-$1,164.97 after having opened the day at $1,140.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,142.90. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: Ideal Power ( IPWR), up 7.6%, Astrotech Corporation ( ASTC), up 5.5%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), up 4.8% and Installed Building Products ( IBP), up 4.2%.

NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding and Mortgage Banking segments. NVR has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVR 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 8.6%, Dixie Group ( DXYN), down 8.6%, Adept Technology ( ADEP), down 8.5% and Broadwind Energy ( BWEN), down 8.2% , were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with Flowserve Corporation ( FLS) 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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