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

Editor's Note: 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.

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 was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation fell 77 cents (-3.2%) to $23.05 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, four million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $22.94-$23.92 after having opened the day at $23.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.82. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 8%, China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), down 6.8%, Fuwei Films Company ( FFHL), down 5.1%, and STR Holdings ( STRI), down 4.2%.
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Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $4.69 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 36% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Standard Register Company ( SR), up 5.6%, United-Guardian ( UG), up 4.3%, Mannatech ( MTEX), up 3.8%, and International Paper ( IP), up 3.8%, were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Nike ( NKE) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

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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