SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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SodaStream International ( SODA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, SodaStream International rose $0.69 (1.1%) to $63.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 625,943 shares of SodaStream International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 911,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $62.25-$64.13 after having opened the day at $62.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.05. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Smithfield Foods ( SFD), up 28.4%, Tata Motors ( TTM), up 5.5%, Natuzzi SPA ( NTZ), up 5.3% and Leading Brands ( LBIX), up 4.9%.
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SodaStream International Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of home beverage carbonation systems that enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. SodaStream International has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 38.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate SodaStream International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SodaStream International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive.

On the negative front, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 12.1%, Chromcraft Revington ( CRC), down 7.5%, CTI Industries Corporation ( CTIB), down 7.2% and Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 7.2% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with PepsiCo ( PEP) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

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