Navistar International Corp (NAV): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Navistar International ( NAV) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Navistar International fell $0.53 (-1.5%) to $34.79 on light volume. Throughout the day, 654,573 shares of Navistar International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,056,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $34.59-$35.63 after having opened the day at $35.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.32. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 10.9%, Black Diamond ( BDE), down 9.6%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), down 7.7% and Tesla Motors ( TSLA), down 6.7%.
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Navistar International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells commercial and military trucks, buses, diesel engines, and recreational vehicles, as well as provides service parts for trucks and trailers worldwide. Navistar International has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 62.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Navistar International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Navistar International as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), down 28.4%, Reeds ( REED), down 23.8%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), down 20.0% and Fossil ( FOSL), down 9.0% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with PepsiCo ( PEP) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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