Fossil Inc ( FOSL) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Fossil Inc fell 82 cents (-0.9%) to $89.09 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Fossil Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $88.60-$92.63 after having opened the day at $91.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.91. Other company's within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 12.8%, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), down 9.3%, Cybex International Inc ( CYBI), down 7.8%, and Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc ( EGT), down 7.7%.

Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes fashion accessories worldwide. Fossil Inc has a market cap of $5.54 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, 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 27.6% 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, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, Champion Industries ( CHMP), up 6.3%, LJ International Inc ( JADE), up 5.9%, Sturm Ruger & Company ( RGR), up 5.5%, and Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), up 4.6%, were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with VeriFone Systems Inc ( PAY) 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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