Koninklijke Philips Electronics

(

PHG

) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2%. By the end of trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics fell $1.10 (-5%) to $20.85 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.84-$21.52 after having opened the day at $21.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.95. Other company's within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were:

Industrie Natuzzi

(

NTZ

), down 11.9%,

Eastman Kodak Company

(

EK

), down 9.8%,

Panasonic

(

PC

), down 8.6%, and

Herman Miller Inc

(

MLHR

), down 7.5%.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting product businesses worldwide. Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Koninklijke Philips as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Stanley Furniture Company Inc

(

STLY

), up 7.7%,

Virco Manufacturing Corporation

(

VIRC

), up 6.7%,

Appliance Recycling Centers

(

ARCI

), up 6.3%, and

Nautilus Group Inc

(

NLS

), up 4.8%, were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with

Select Comfort Corporation

(

SCSS

) being today's featured consumer durables industry winner.

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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