Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (PHG): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

The consumer durables industry closed the day up 2.3%. Eastman Kodak Company ( EK), Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), Ethan Allen Interiors Inc ( ETH), and Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc ( EGT) were all winners today within the consumer durables industry with Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) being today's featured consumer durables winner. Koninklijke Philips Electronics rose 55 cents (3.1%) to $18.32 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting product businesses worldwide. Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 42.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Koninklijke Philips as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Lifetime Brands Inc ( LCUT), Helen of Troy ( HELE), Cybex International Inc ( CYBI), and Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS) were all losers within the consumer durables industry with Industrie Natuzzi ( NTZ) being today's consumer durables industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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