Tredegar Corporation (TG): Today's Featured Conglomerates Loser

The conglomerates sector closed the day up 4.3%. Were all decliners today within the conglomerates sector with Tredegar Corporation ( TG) being today's featured conglomerates loser. Tredegar Corporation fell $1.09 (-7.8%) to $15.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 84,702 shares of Tredegar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 95,600 shares.

Tredegar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of plastic films, elastics, and laminate materials primarily for personal and household care products, and packaging and surface protection applications. Tredegar Corporation has a market cap of $474.8 million and is part of the conglomerates industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, above the average conglomerates industry P/E ratio of 16.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 28.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tredegar as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, MGT Capital Investments Inc ( MGT), Lydall Inc ( LDL), and Harbinger Group Inc ( HRG) were all gainers within the conglomerates sector with 3M ( MMM) being today's featured conglomerates sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the conglomerates sector could consider SPDR Trust Series one ( SPY) while those bearish on the conglomerates sector could consider ProShares Short S&P 500 ( SH).

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