Hasbro Inc. (HAS): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Hasbro ( HAS) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Hasbro rose $0.78 (1.7%) to $47.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,241,695 shares of Hasbro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,524,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.90-$47.68 after having opened the day at $47.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.87. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Lifetime Brands ( LCUT), up 6.2%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), up 4.0%, Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), up 3.9% and Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 3.7%.
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Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children's and family leisure time products and services worldwide. Hasbro has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hasbro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 5.2%, Kid Brands ( KID), down 4.1%, Koss Corporation ( KOSS), down 2.6% and SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 2.6% , 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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