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Industrie Natuzzi (NTZ): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Loser

The consumer durables industry closed the day up 2.3%. Lifetime Brands Inc ( LCUT), Helen of Troy ( HELE), Cybex International Inc ( CYBI), and Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS) were all decliners today within the consumer durables industry with Industrie Natuzzi ( NTZ) being today's featured consumer durables loser. Industrie Natuzzi fell 21 cents (-6.7%) to $2.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,226 shares of Industrie Natuzzi exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,800 shares.

Natuzzi S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets leather and fabric upholstered furniture. The company's products comprise sofas, loveseats, armchairs, sectional furniture, motion furniture and sofa beds, and living room furnishings and accessories. Industrie Natuzzi has a market cap of $171.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 313, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Industrie Natuzzi as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Eastman Kodak Company ( EK), Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), Ethan Allen Interiors Inc ( ETH), and Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc ( EGT) were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) being today's featured consumer durables industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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