Brunswick Corporation (BC): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Laggard

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Brunswick Corporation ( BC) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Brunswick Corporation fell 90 cents (-2.5%) to $34.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 792,208 shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares. The stock ranged in price between $34.39-$35.27 after having opened the day at $35.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.40. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 8.9%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), down 5.2%, Kid Brands ( KID), down 4.2%, and Fabrinet ( FN), down 3.9%.
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Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Brunswick Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brunswick Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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, Black Diamond ( BDE), up 7.7%, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), up 6.2%, VeriFone Systems ( PAY), up 6%, and iRobot Corporation ( IRBT), up 5.2%, were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Pitney Bowes ( PBI) being today's featured consumer durables industry leader.

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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