The consumer durables industry closed the day up 1.8%. Champion Industries ( CHMP), Cybex International Inc ( CYBI), Industrie Natuzzi ( NTZ), and Deer Consumer Products Inc ( DEER) were all decliners today within the consumer durables industry with Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc ( SPB) being today's featured consumer durables loser. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc fell 15 cents (-0.6%) to $24.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 147,488 shares of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 275,700 shares.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a consumer products company worldwide. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Spectrum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Harman International Industries Inc ( HAR), Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), Nautilus Group Inc ( NLS), and HNI Corporation ( HNI) were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Xerox Corporation ( XRX) being today's featured consumer durables industry winner.

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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