Editor's Note: 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. VeriFone Systems ( PAY) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, VeriFone Systems rose $1.12 (3.3%) to $34.83 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.3 million shares of VeriFone Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.47-$35 after having opened the day at $33.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.71. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Kid Brands ( KID), up 5%, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), up 4.4%, Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR), up 3.6%, and Ballantyne Strong ( BTN), up 3.3%.
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