The

consumer goods

sector closed the day down 3.1%.

Reddy Ice Holdings Inc

(

FRZ

),

Eastman Kodak Company

(

EK

),

Sealy

(

ZZ

), and

Marine Products Corporation

(

MPX

) were all decliners today within the consumer goods sector with

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

(

GT

) being today's featured consumer goods loser. Goodyear Tire & Rubber fell 58 cents (-5.5%) to $9.96 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.1 million shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.3 million shares.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of tires, and related products and services to consumer and commercial customers worldwide. Goodyear Tire & Rubber has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the

consumer non-durables

industry. Shares are down 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates The Goodyear Tire & Rubber as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

TheStreet Recommends

China Xiniya Fashion

(

XNY

),

Feihe International Inc

(

ADY

),

57th Street General Acquisition

(

CRMB

), and

Cybex International Inc

(

CYBI

) were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with

Joe's Jeans Inc

(

JOEZ

) being today's consumer goods sector Leader Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods

(

IYK

) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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