Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Leader

Energizer Holdings ( ENR) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables leader. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Energizer Holdings rose 71 cents (0.9%) to $77.70 on average volume. Throughout the day, 826,901 shares of Energizer Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 581,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $75.51-$78.72 after having opened the day at $75.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.99. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Shiner International ( BEST), up 10.6%, Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), up 3.2%, Xerium Technologies ( XRM), up 2.9%, and Deswell Industries ( DSWL), up 2.9%.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of primary batteries, portable lighting, and personal care products worldwide. It offers household and specialty batteries, including carbon zinc, alkaline, rechargeable, and lithium batteries. Energizer Holdings has a market cap of $5.11 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, 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 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Energizer Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energizer Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 7.5%, Deckers Outdoor Corporation ( DECK), down 6.9%, Cereplast ( CERP), down 6.4%, and Crocs ( CROX), down 5.8%, were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Ecolab ( ECL) being today's consumer non-durables industry laggard.

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).