The consumer non-durables industry closed the day up 0.9%. Bemis Co Inc ( BMS), SodaStream International ( SODA), Exceed Company ( EDS), and Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc ( FOH) were all decliners today within the consumer non-durables industry with Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) being today's featured consumer non-durables loser. Sealed Air Corporation fell 13 cents (-0.7%) to $17.48 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.9 million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells packaging and performance-based materials and equipment systems worldwide. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.6, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 12.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 30.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, ACCO Brands ( ABD), Cereplast Inc ( CERP), Shiner International Inc ( BEST), and STR Holdings Inc ( STRI) were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Procter & Gamble ( PG) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).
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