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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