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Mohawk Industries

(

MHK

) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.7%. By the end of trading, Mohawk Industries fell $4.42 (-3.2%) to $133.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 981,616 shares of Mohawk Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,027,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $132.72-$136.93 after having opened the day at $136.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.62. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were:

VeriFone Systems

(

PAY

), down 5.3%,

Leggett & Platt

(

LEG

), down 5.2%,

Mattress Firm

(

MFRM

), down 5.2% and

Nova Lifestyle

(

NVFY

), down 4.7%.

Mohawk Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sources, distributes, and markets floor covering products for residential and commercial applications in both remodeling and new construction worldwide. Mohawk Industries has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Mohawk Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mohawk Industries

as a

buy

TheStreet Recommends

. 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Natuzzi SPA

(

NTZ

), up 4.1%,

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings

(

SPWH

), up 2.5% and

Kewaunee Scientific

(

KEQU

), up 1.8%.

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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