TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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TRW Automotive Holdings ( TRW) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, TRW Automotive Holdings rose $1.30 (2.2%) to $59.60 on average volume. Throughout the day, 783,106 shares of TRW Automotive Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 857,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $58.43-$59.72 after having opened the day at $58.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.30. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Orbital Corporation ( OBT), up 7.4%, Lear Corporation ( LEA), up 6.3%, Revlon ( REV), up 5.8%, and Industrie Natuzzi ( NTZ), up 5%.
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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells automotive systems, modules, and components for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and related aftermarkets. TRW Automotive Holdings has a market cap of $7.09 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate TRW Automotive Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TRW Automotive Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income 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.

On the negative front, Supreme Industries ( STS), down 9.5%, China New Borun Corporation ( BORN), down 8.3%, Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), down 6.6%, and True Religion Apparel ( TRLG), down 4.5%, were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Avon Products ( AVP) 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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