Sealed Air Corporation (SEE): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation fell 39 cents (-1.7%) to $22.34 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.8 million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of three million shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.33-$22.87 after having opened the day at $22.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.73. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Maidenform Brands ( MFB), down 9%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 8.5%, MOD-PAC Corporation ( MPAC), down 7.9%, and United-Guardian ( UG), down 7.3%.
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Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $4.36 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 29.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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