Crown Holdings ( CCK) 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 1.1%. By the end of trading, Crown Holdings rose 37 cents (1.2%) to $32.23 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of Crown Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.78-$32.66 after having opened the day at $31.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.86. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Parlux Fragrances ( PARL), up 7.5%, Female Health Company ( FHCO), up 6.2%, Avon Products ( AVP), up 5.1%, and Zep ( ZEP), up 4.5%.

Crown Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. Crown Holdings has a market cap of $4.87 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Crown Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Crown Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Orient Paper ( ONP), down 11.3%, Exceed Company ( EDS), down 10.4%, STR Holdings ( STRI), down 10.1%, and Cereplast ( CERP), down 10%, were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with Coach ( COH) 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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