The consumer durables industry closed the day up 1.6%. Cybex International Inc ( CYBI), Harman International Industries Inc ( HAR), LJ International Inc ( JADE), and Nautilus Group Inc ( NLS) were all winners today within the consumer durables industry with Fossil Inc ( FOSL) being today's featured consumer durables winner. Fossil Inc rose $2.52 (2.7%) to $94.78 on light volume. Throughout the day, 663,485 shares of Fossil Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares.

Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes fashion accessories worldwide. Fossil Inc has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fossil as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc ( EGT), and Emerson Radio ( MSN) were all losers within the consumer durables industry with Eastman Kodak Company ( EK) 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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