Pitney Bowes Inc (PBI): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Pitney Bowes ( PBI) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Pitney Bowes rose 43 cents (3%) to $14.66 on average volume. Throughout the day, four million shares of Pitney Bowes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.24-$14.71 after having opened the day at $14.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.23. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Black Diamond ( BDE), up 7.7%, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), up 6.2%, VeriFone Systems ( PAY), up 6%, and iRobot Corporation ( IRBT), up 5.2%.
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Pitney Bowes Inc. provides software, hardware, and services to enable physical and digital communications in the United States and internationally. Pitney Bowes has a market cap of $2.81 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Pitney Bowes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pitney Bowes as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 8.9%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), down 5.2%, Kid Brands ( KID), down 4.2%, and Fabrinet ( FN), down 3.9%, were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Brunswick Corporation ( BC) being today's consumer durables industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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