The consumer goods sector closed the day up 2%. Champion Industries ( CHMP), Shiner International Inc ( BEST), Cybex International Inc ( CYBI), and Industrie Natuzzi ( NTZ) were all decliners today within the consumer goods sector with Universal Electronics Inc ( UEIC) being today's featured consumer goods loser. Universal Electronics Inc fell 43 cents (-2.3%) to $18.05 on average volume. Throughout the day, 91,420 shares of Universal Electronics Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 84,100 shares.

Universal Electronics Inc. and its subsidiaries develop pre-programmed wireless control products and audio-video accessories that enhance home entertainment systems. Universal Electronics Inc has a market cap of $278.5 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 34.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Universal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Harman International Industries Inc ( HAR), Mannatech Inc ( MTEX), Marine Products Corporation ( MPX), and Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC) were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Nike Inc ( NKE) 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).