Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods loser. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation fell 9 cents (-0.5%) to $17.60 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.6 million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.32-$17.76 after having opened the day at $17.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.69. Other company's within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Tempur-Pedic International ( TPX), down 14.8%, Enova Systems ( ENA), down 14.4%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), down 9%, and Mannatech ( MTEX), down 8.9%.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $3.55 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.5, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 22.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 15.4%, Frederick's of Hollywood Group ( FOH), up 12%, Chicago Rivet & Machine ( CVR), up 9.8%, and Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 8.7%, were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with HJ Heinz Company ( HNZ) being today's featured consumer goods sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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