Sealed Air Corporation (SEE): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation rose 9 cents (0.6%) to $16.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.8 million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.04-$16.28 after having opened the day at $16.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.11. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA), up 19.7%, Dorman Products ( DORM), up 15.4%, China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), up 13.6%, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT), up 10.4%.

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 $3.09 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.1, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 36.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and four 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Coach ( COH), down 18.6%, Tianli Agritech ( OINK), down 16.8%, Shiner International ( BEST), down 10%, and SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), down 7.5%, were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Monster Beverage ( MNST) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

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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