Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Tempur-Pedic International ( TPX) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Tempur-Pedic International rose $0.94 (2.0%) to $46.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 737,349 shares of Tempur-Pedic International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,964,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.51-$47.19 after having opened the day at $46.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.01. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), up 25.0%, Hasbro ( HAS), up 3.4%, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), up 3.0% and Harman International Industries ( HAR), up 2.7%.
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Tempur-Pedic International Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of bedding products in North America and internationally. It offers mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bed bases, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur-Pedic International has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 46.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur-Pedic International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 12.6%, Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG), down 5.0%, Universal Electronics ( UEIC), down 3.5% and Kid Brands ( KID), down 3.2% , 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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