Fossil

(

FOSL

) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Fossil rose $1.08 (1.5%) to $72.17 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of Fossil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $71.02-$73.93 after having opened the day at $71.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.09. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were:

Mad Catz Interactive

(

MCZ

), up 6%,

Ethan Allen Interiors

(

ETH

), up 4.1%,

Emerson Radio

(

MSN

), up 4%, and

Industrie Natuzzi

(

NTZ

), up 3.3%.

Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes consumer fashion accessories worldwide. Fossil has a market cap of $4.39 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Fossil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fossil as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

Chromcraft Revington

(

CRC

), down 9.8%,

Generac Holdings

(

GNRC

), down 5.6%,

Cascade Microtech

(

CSCD

), down 5.4%, and

Furniture Brands International

(

FBN

), down 5%, were all losers within the consumer durables industry with

Shuffle Master

(

SHFL

) being today's consumer durables industry loser.

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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