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 was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Brunswick Corporation fell $0.37 (-1.2%) to $31.56 on light volume. Throughout the day, 461,422 shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 969,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.79-$31.98 after having opened the day at $31.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.93. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: 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%.
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Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brunswick Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue 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, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 25.0%, Hasbro ( HAS), down 3.4%, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 3.0% and Harman International Industries ( HAR), down 2.7% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Tempur-Pedic International ( TPX) 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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