The consumer durables industry closed the day up 1.6%. La-Z-Boy Inc ( LZB), Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), Movado Group Inc ( MOV), and WMS Industries Inc ( WMS) were all winners today within the consumer durables industry with Fossil Inc ( FOSL) being today's featured consumer durables winner. Fossil Inc rose $7.71 (8.6%) to $97.74 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million 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 $5.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, 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 27.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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, Kid Brands Inc ( KID), Global-Tech Advanced Innovations Inc ( GAI), SGOCO Group ( SGOC), and Bassett Furniture Industries ( BSET) were all losers within the consumer durables industry with Clorox Company ( CLX) 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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