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) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Carter's rose $2.64 (3.7%) to $73.64 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,573,887 shares of Carter's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 526,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $71.60-$75.08 after having opened the day at $71.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.00. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were:
), up 13.5%,
), up 13.0%,
), up 11.3% and
), up 6.1%.
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Carter's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, and markets branded children's wear. The company provides its products under the Carter's, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, OshKosh, and other brands. Carter's has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Carter's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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On the negative front,
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), down 7.0%,
), down 6.5% and
), down 6.5% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with
) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.
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