3 Consumer Durables Stocks Pushing Industry Growth

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 14,823 as of Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,672 issues advancing vs. 1,218 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits down 0.40 versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Fossil ( FOSL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fossil is up $1.86 (1.95) to $97.15 on heavy volume Thus far, 692,708 shares of Fossil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 872,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.83-$97.54 after having opened the day at $95.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.29.

Fossil, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of consumer fashion accessories worldwide. It operates in four segments: North America Wholesale, Europe Wholesale, Asia Pacific Wholesale, and Direct to Consumer. Fossil has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fossil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fossil Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Xerox Corporation ( XRX) is up $0.08 (0.95) to $8.53 on light volume Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.41-$8.54 after having opened the day at $8.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.45.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management services worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Xerox Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Mattel ( MAT) is up $0.35 (0.78) to $45.16 on light volume Thus far, 971,501 shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.55-$45.18 after having opened the day at $44.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.81.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. Mattel has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.

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