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) -- Shares of

Tempur-Pedic International



) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 15.8% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $26.78 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $31.

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The average volume for Tempur-Pedic International has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tempur-Pedic International has a market cap of $1.64 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer durables

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industry. Shares are down 47.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of nine, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur-Pedic International as a


. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Tempur-Pedic International Ratings Report


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