Brunswick Corporation ( BC) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Brunswick Corporation fell 20 cents (-1.1%) to $18.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $18-$18.49 after having opened the day at $18.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.45. Other company's within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Eastman Kodak Company ( EK), down 7.2%, Industrie Natuzzi ( NTZ), down 5.7%, Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), down 5.1%, and Appliance Recycling Centers ( ARCI), down 4%.

Brunswick Corporation provides recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $1.64 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Brunswick Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brunswick as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), up 10.5%, Leapfrog ( LF), up 9.6%, Hooker Furniture Corporation ( HOFT), up 8.5%, and Cybex International ( CYBI), up 6.4%, were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Sony Corporation ( SNE) 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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