Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Tupperware Brands Corporation fell $3.15 (-4%) to $76.10 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of Tupperware Brands Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 534,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $75.35-$78.36 after having opened the day at $77.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.25. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Orient Paper ( ONP), down 11.7%, Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA), down 8.6%, Summer Infant ( SUMR), down 8.5%, and Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 7.1%.
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Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of various products across a range of brands and categories through an independent sales force worldwide. Tupperware Brands Corporation has a market cap of $4.25 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Tupperware Brands Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tupperware Brands Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 32.2%, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 22.1%, Central European Distribution ( CEDC), up 12.5%, and Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 12.3%, were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Avon Products ( AVP) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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