Xerox Corporation (XRX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

The consumer durables industry closed the day down 0.2%. Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc ( EGT), Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), Eastman Kodak Company ( EK), and Ballantyne of Omaha Inc ( BTN) were all winners today within the consumer durables industry with Xerox Corporation ( XRX) being today's featured consumer durables winner. Xerox Corporation rose 6 cents (0.8%) to $7.54 on light volume. Throughout the day, 12.3 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.7 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 $10.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, below the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 10.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 35.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 negative front, Stanley Furniture Company Inc ( STLY), Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), Fabrinet ( FN), and Vishay Precision Group Inc ( VPG) were all losers within the consumer durables industry with Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) 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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