Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

The consumer durables industry closed the day up 0.4%. Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), Appliance Recycling Centers ( ARCI), Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), and Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc ( EGT) were all winners today within the consumer durables industry with Tempur-Pedic International Inc ( TPX) being today's featured consumer durables winner. Tempur-Pedic International Inc rose $2.41 (3.9%) to $63.60 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.5 million shares of Tempur-Pedic International Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares.

Tempur-Pedic International Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes bedding products in North America and internationally. Its products include pillows, mattresses, and adjustable beds, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur-Pedic International Inc has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, above the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 23 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur-Pedic International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), Hooker Furniture Corporation ( HOFT), Lennox International Inc ( LII), and Deer Consumer Products Inc ( DEER) were all losers within the consumer durables industry with Hitachi ( HIT) 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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