Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

Tempur-Pedic International ( TPX) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Tempur-Pedic International rose 51 cents (2.1%) to $24.21 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.6 million shares of Tempur-Pedic International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.08-$24.72 after having opened the day at $23.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.70. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), up 4.8%, Spectrum Brands Holdings ( SPB), up 3.9%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), up 3.5%, and LJ International ( JADE), up 3%.

Tempur-Pedic International Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of bedding products in North America and internationally. It offers mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bed bases, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur-Pedic International has a market cap of $1.45 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.8, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 57.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Tempur-Pedic International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur-Pedic International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Champion Industries ( CHMP), down 15.9%, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 11.3%, Kid Brands ( KID), down 4%, and American Woodmark Corporation ( AMWD), down 3.7%, were all losers within the consumer durables industry with VeriFone Systems ( PAY) being today's consumer durables industry loser.

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).