Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Tupperware Brands Corporation fell $1.01 (-1.2%) to $81.99 on light volume. Throughout the day, 351,160 shares of Tupperware Brands Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 607,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $81.89-$83.40 after having opened the day at $83.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.00. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), down 4.7%, Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), down 4.3%, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), down 2.5% and Verso Paper ( VRS), down 2.5%.
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Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of various products across a range of brands and categories through an independent sales force worldwide. Tupperware Brands Corporation has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tupperware Brands Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, 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 positive front, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 10.6%, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), down 5.9%, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), down 4.8% and Ennis ( EBF), down 4.4% , 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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