Jarden Corporation (JAH): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Jarden Corporation ( JAH) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Jarden Corporation rose $0.57 (1.2%) to $46.16 on average volume. Throughout the day, 824,867 shares of Jarden Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 969,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.37-$46.38 after having opened the day at $45.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.59. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Kid Brands ( KID), up 10.8%, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), up 5.7%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), up 5.1% and Furniture Brands International ( FBN), up 4.2%.
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Jarden Corporation manufactures, markets, and distributes consumer products in the Unites States and internationally. Jarden Corporation has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Jarden Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jarden Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. 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 4.5%, Johnson Outdoors ( JOUT), down 4.0%, Callaway Golf Company ( ELY), down 1.9% and Tempur-Pedic International ( TPX), down 1.6% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Clorox Company ( CLX) 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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