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LKQ Corporation

(

LKQ

) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, LKQ Corporation fell $0.46 (-1.8%) to $24.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,724,698 shares of LKQ Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,408,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $24.46-$25.54 after having opened the day at $25.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.23. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were:

Kid Brands

(

KID

), down 33.3%,

Reeds

(

REED

), down 29.4%,

American Apparel

(

APP

), down 13.9% and

DS Healthcare Group

(

DSKX

), down 9.4%.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides replacement parts, components, and systems needed to repair cars and trucks in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Northern France, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. LKQ Corporation has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate LKQ Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LKQ Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

Fuwei Films (Holdings

(

FFHL

), up 26.2%,

China XD Plastics

(

CXDC

), up 17.6%,

Steelcase

(

SCS

), up 11.7% and

Movado Group

(

MOV

), up 10.2% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with

Tyson Foods

(

TSN

) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods

(

IYK

) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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