The

consumer durables

industry closed the day up 1.9%.

Gaming Partners International Corporation

(

GPIC

),

Chromcraft Revington Inc

(

CRC

),

Fabrinet

(

FN

), and

Koss Corporation

(

KOSS

) were all decliners today within the consumer durables industry with

WMS Industries Inc

(

WMS

) being today's featured consumer durables loser. WMS Industries Inc fell 32 cents (-1.6%) to $20.30 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of WMS Industries Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares.

WMS Industries Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of games, video and mechanical reel-spinning gaming machines, and video lottery terminals (VLTs) for the legalized gaming industry worldwide. WMS Industries Inc has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, 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 54.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates WMS 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

iRobot Corporation

(

IRBT

),

Kid Brands Inc

(

KID

),

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc

(

EGT

), and

Cybex International Inc

(

CYBI

) were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with

Xerox Corporation

(

XRX

) being today's featured consumer durables industry winner.

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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