NVR Inc. (NVR): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Laggard

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NVR ( NVR) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, NVR fell $46.08 (-4.1%) to $1,070.54 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 125,671 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 50,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1,038.67-$1,086.19 after having opened the day at $1,071.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,116.62. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR ( HXM), down 7.0%, United States Lime & Minerals ( USLM), down 4.2%, China Ceramics ( CCCL), down 2.5% and Layne Christensen Company ( LAYN), down 2.3%.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 positive front, Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), up 6.3%, Ecology and Environment ( EEI), up 5.9%, China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 5.6% and Installed Building Products ( IBP), up 5.4% , were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with Weyerhaeuser ( WY) being today's featured materials & construction industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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