Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation rose 23 cents (1.3%) to $18.29 on average volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $18.06-$18.42 after having opened the day at $18.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.06. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Mannatech ( MTEX), up 10.9%, Oxford Industries ( OXM), up 6.1%, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 3.7%, and MOD-PAC Corporation ( MPAC), up 3.5%.

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 $3.42 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 12.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 29% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, CTI Industries Corporation ( CTIB), down 13.1%, Crocs ( CROX), down 5.8%, Cereplast ( CERP), down 5.6%, and Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), down 4.8%, were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) being today's consumer non-durables industry loser.

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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