The consumer goods sector closed the day up 0.6%. Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), Glg Life Tech ( GLGL), Alico Inc ( ALCO), and Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc ( FOH) were all decliners today within the consumer goods sector with Xerox Corporation ( XRX) being today's featured consumer goods loser. Xerox Corporation fell 5 cents (-0.7%) to $7.43 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11.9 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.3 million shares.

Xerox Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, service, and finance of document equipment, software, solutions, and services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Technology, Services, and Other. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Coffee Holding Company Inc ( JVA), Orbital ( OBT), Orbital Corporation ( OBTMY), and AgFeed Industries Inc ( FEED) were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Archer-Daniels Midland Company ( ADM) being today's featured consumer goods sector winner.

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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