Sealed Air Corporation

(

SEE

) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation rose 23 cents (1.3%) to $18.29 on average volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $18.06-$18.42 after having opened the day at $18.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.06. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were:

Mannatech

(

MTEX

), up 10.9%,

Oxford Industries

(

OXM

), up 6.1%,

Verso Paper

(

VRS

), up 3.7%, and

MOD-PAC Corporation

(

MPAC

), up 3.5%.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells packaging and performance-based materials and equipment systems worldwide. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $3.42 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 12.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 29% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

CTI Industries Corporation

(

CTIB

), down 13.1%,

Crocs

(

CROX

), down 5.8%,

Cereplast

(

CERP

), down 5.6%, and

Joe's Jeans

(

JOEZ

), down 4.8%, were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with

Lululemon Athletica

(

LULU

) being today's consumer non-durables industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR

(

XLP

) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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