Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

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Tempur-Pedic International

(

TPX

) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Tempur-Pedic International rose 55 cents (1.7%) to $32.70 on light volume. Throughout the day, 943,365 shares of Tempur-Pedic International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.41-$32.95 after having opened the day at $32.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.15. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were:

Bassett Furniture Industries

(

BSET

), up 8.5%,

Mattress Firm

(

MFRM

), up 4.5%,

Shuffle Master

(

SHFL

), up 4.2%, and

LSI Industries

(

LYTS

), up 3%.

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Tempur-Pedic International Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of bedding products in North America and internationally. It offers mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bed bases, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur-Pedic International has a market cap of $1.93 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 38.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Tempur-Pedic International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur-Pedic International 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 unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

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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