BorgWarner Inc (BWA): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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BorgWarner ( BWA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1%. By the end of trading, BorgWarner rose $1.02 (1.5%) to $67.48 on average volume. Throughout the day, 935,982 shares of BorgWarner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $66.46-$67.72 after having opened the day at $66.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.46. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Standard Register Company ( SR), up 9%, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 8.6%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), up 8.3%, and Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), up 8.1%.
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BorgWarner Inc. manufactures and sells engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. The company's Engine segment offers turbochargers, emissions systems, thermal systems, diesel cold start and gasoline ignition technology, and cabin heaters. BorgWarner has a market cap of $7.78 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate BorgWarner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BorgWarner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), down 7.9%, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 7.8%, Gaming Partners International Corporation ( GPIC), down 6.7%, and Mannatech ( MTEX), down 5.6%, were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Altria Group ( MO) 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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