Hasbro Inc. (HAS): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Loser

Hasbro ( HAS) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Hasbro fell 18 cents (-0.5%) to $33.48 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.1 million shares of Hasbro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.09-$33.88 after having opened the day at $33.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.66. Other company's within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Champion Industries ( CHMP), down 16.5%, Callaway Golf Company ( ELY), down 8.7%, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 7.8%, and Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 7.1%.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of children's and family leisure time products and services worldwide. Hasbro has a market cap of $4.41 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Hasbro a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hasbro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, VeriFone Systems ( PAY), up 10.9%, Helen of Troy ( HELE), up 6.8%, Mad Catz Interactive ( MCZ), up 4.7%, and Koss Corporation ( KOSS), up 3.6%, were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Pitney Bowes ( PBI) 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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