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Sealed Air Corporation (SEE): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation fell $0.27 (-1.1%) to $24.14 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,195,285 shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,261,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $24.14-$24.53 after having opened the day at $24.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.41. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: AEP Industries ( AEPI), down 20.1%, Titan International ( TWI), down 13.6%, Rocky Brands ( RCKY), down 3.9% and Tandy Leather Factory ( TLF), down 3.2%.

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Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 39.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation ( KS), down 17.9%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), down 7.3%, Forward Industries ( FORD), down 4.7% and Tredegar Corporation ( TG), down 4.5% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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