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Fortune Brands Home & Security



) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Fortune Brands Home & Security rose 43 cents (1.2%) to $37.11 on light volume. Throughout the day, 945,407 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $36.61-$37.46 after having opened the day at $37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.68. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were:

Appliance Recycling Centers



), up 4.9%,

Mattress Firm



), up 2.5%,




), up 2.4%, and

Lifetime Brands



), up 1.9%.

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Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security and storage applications. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a market cap of $6.19 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fortune Brands Home & Security as a


. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the negative front,




), down 7.5%,

Gaming Partners International Corporation



), down 3.4%,

Stanley Furniture Company



), down 2.2%, and

Kid Brands



), down 1.9%, were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with

VeriFone Systems



) being today's consumer durables industry laggard.

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



) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods




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