The consumer durables industry closed the day up 1.2%. Fossil Inc ( FOSL), Sturm Ruger & Company ( RGR), Tempur-Pedic International Inc ( TPX), and Sealy ( ZZ) were all decliners today within the consumer durables industry with Ballantyne of Omaha Inc ( BTN) being today's featured consumer durables loser. Ballantyne of Omaha Inc fell 7 cents (-2.2%) to $3.15 on light volume. Throughout the day, 55,992 shares of Ballantyne of Omaha Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 133,500 shares.

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, services, and distributes theatre and lighting systems. The company operates in two segments, Theatre and Lighting. Ballantyne of Omaha Inc has a market cap of $46.8 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.3, 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 58.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ballantyne of Omaha as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Eastman Kodak Company ( EK), Champion Industries ( CHMP), Kimball International Incorporated ( KBALB), and Leapfrog Enterprises Inc ( LF) were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) 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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