Koninklijke Philips Electronics

(

PHG

) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics rose 49 cents (2.6%) to $19.12 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $18.85-$19.30 after having opened the day at $18.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.63. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were:

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc

(

EGT

), up 6.1%,

SGOCO Group

(

SGOC

), up 5.1%,

Steelcase Inc

(

SCS

), up 4.8%, and

Industrie Natuzzi

(

NTZ

), up 4.5%.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting product businesses worldwide. Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a market cap of $16.54 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 39.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 negative front,

Virco Manufacturing Corporation

(

VIRC

), down 4.7%,

Nautilus Group Inc

(

NLS

), down 4%,

Eastman Kodak Company

(

EK

), down 3.5%, and

Kimball International Inc

(

KBALB

), down 3.4%, were all losers within the consumer durables industry with

Xerox Corporation

(

XRX

) 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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