4 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Durables Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 13,942 as of Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,301 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was HNI Corporation ( HNI), up 2.8%.

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

4. Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fortune Brands Home & Security is down $0.22 (-0.6%) to $33.91 on average volume Thus far, 568,037 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.62-$34.34 after having opened the day at $34.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.13.

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 $5.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Fortune Brands Home & Security Ratings Report now.

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