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Tempur Sealy International



) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Tempur Sealy International fell $1.17 (-2.4%) to $46.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,065,262 shares of Tempur Sealy International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,037,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.78-$48.58 after having opened the day at $48.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.13. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were:

Tandy Brands Accessories



), down 16.7%,

Crumbs Bake Shop



), down 9.0%,




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), down 8.0% and

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations



), down 4.5%.

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of bedding products in North America and internationally. The company offers mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bed bases, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur Sealy International has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tempur Sealy International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tempur Sealy International

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.

On the positive front,

Summer Infant



), up 14.0%,

Entertainment Gaming Asia



), up 9.3%,

Verso Paper



), up 9.1% and

J&J Snack Foods



), up 8.7% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with

VF Corporation



) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider

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