The

consumer durables

industry closed the day down 2.9%.

Eastman Kodak Company

(

EK

),

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc

(

GAI

),

Industrie Natuzzi

(

NTZ

), and

Stanley Furniture Company Inc

(

STLY

) were all winners today within the consumer durables industry with

Johnson Outdoors Inc

(

JOUT

) being today's featured consumer durables winner. Johnson Outdoors Inc rose 38 cents (2.5%) to $15.76 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,000 shares of Johnson Outdoors Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,600 shares.

Johnson Outdoors, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of outdoor recreation products worldwide. Johnson Outdoors Inc has a market cap of $136 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, below the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 16.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson Outdoors as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,

Sealy

(

ZZ

),

Elecsys Corporation

(

ESYS

),

Ballantyne of Omaha Inc

(

BTN

), and

Select Comfort Corporation

(

SCSS

) were all losers within the consumer durables industry with

VeriFone Systems Inc

(

PAY

) being today's consumer durables industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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