3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Durables Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 42 points (0.3%) at 14,338 as of Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,674 issues advancing vs. 1,197 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Panasonic Corporation ( PC), up 1.8%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Hasbro ( HAS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Hasbro is up $0.48 (1.2%) to $41.43 on light volume Thus far, 404,194 shares of Hasbro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.89-$41.47 after having opened the day at $40.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.95.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of children's and family leisure time products and services worldwide. Hasbro has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Hasbro a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hasbro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Hasbro Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fossil ( FOSL) is up $1.26 (1.2%) to $105.43 on average volume Thus far, 415,450 shares of Fossil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 809,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.26-$105.99 after having opened the day at $104.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.17.

Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes consumer fashion accessories worldwide. Fossil has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fossil a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fossil as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fossil Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Mattel ( MAT) is up $0.49 (1.2%) to $41.43 on light volume Thus far, 936,879 shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.00-$41.45 after having opened the day at $41.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.94.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. Mattel has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Mattel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.
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