4 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Durables Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 67 points (0.5%) at 13,019 as of Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,464 issues advancing vs. 1,407 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics is down $0.24 (-0.9%) to $25.99 on light volume Thus far, 209,489 shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 738,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.84-$26.06 after having opened the day at $26.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.23.

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 $23.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 23.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS) is down $2.79 (-10.1%) to $24.88 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Select Comfort Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 882,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.80-$26.00 after having opened the day at $25.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.67.

Select Comfort Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and retail of adjustable-firmness mattresses and other sleep-related products primarily in the United States and Canada. Select Comfort Corporation has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Select Comfort Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Select Comfort Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Select Comfort Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Leggett & Platt ( LEG) is down $0.59 (-2.1%) to $27.26 on average volume Thus far, 579,068 shares of Leggett & Platt exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.01-$27.81 after having opened the day at $27.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.85.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces various engineered components and products worldwide. Leggett & Platt has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Leggett & Platt a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Leggett & Platt as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Leggett & Platt Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS) is down $0.72 (-2.4%) to $29.28 on light volume Thus far, 422,748 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.94-$30.03 after having opened the day at $29.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.00.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security and storage applications. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 198.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 74.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fortune Brands Home & Security as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Fortune Brands Home & Security Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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