5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Durables Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 12,949 as of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,707 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V ( ST) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V is up $0.27 (0.9%) to $29.87 on average volume Thus far, 196,290 shares of Sensata Technologies Holding N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 484,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.32-$29.98 after having opened the day at $29.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.60.

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells sensors and controls primarily in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates in two segments, Sensors and Controls. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sensata Technologies Holding N.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sensata Technologies Holding N.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation, weak operating cash flow and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Sensata Technologies Holding N.V Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) is up $0.18 (0.7%) to $26.03 on light volume Thus far, 204,882 shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 709,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.82-$26.06 after having opened the day at $25.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.85.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting product businesses worldwide. The company offers screening, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and health management services in cardio-pulmonary, oncology, and women's health areas. Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Koninklijke Philips Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Koninklijke Philips Electronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Koninklijke Philips Electronics Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Generac Holdings ( GNRC) is up $2.23 (7.0%) to $34.24 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Generac Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 652,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.12-$34.39 after having opened the day at $33.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.01.

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of generators and other engine powered products for the residential, light commercial, industrial, and construction markets in the United States and Canada. Generac Holdings has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Generac Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Generac Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Generac Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Brunswick Corporation ( BC) is up $0.72 (2.9%) to $25.31 on light volume Thus far, 217,783 shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 960,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.43-$25.38 after having opened the day at $24.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.59.

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Brunswick Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brunswick Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Brunswick Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lennox International ( LII) is up $0.94 (1.8%) to $53.17 on average volume Thus far, 232,937 shares of Lennox International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 518,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.24-$53.25 after having opened the day at $52.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.23.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and market of climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Lennox International has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 54.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Lennox International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennox International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lennox International Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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