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 down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Toll Brothers fell $0.40 (-1.1%) to $34.51 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,189,760 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,372,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.99-$35.42 after having opened the day at $34.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.91. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were: MFRI ( MFRI), down 19.3%, Perma-Fix Environmental Services ( PESI), down 12.8%, China BAK Battery ( CBAK), down 11.6% and China Ceramics ( CCCL), down 9.3%.

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 $6.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, LiqTech International ( LIQT), up 13.0%, Highpower International ( HPJ), up 12.8%, American DG Energy ( ADGE), up 12.8% and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY), up 4.9% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK) 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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