Sealed Air Corporation (SEE): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

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Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation rose $0.50 (2.1%) to $24.52 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,144,620 shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,307,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $24.03-$24.54 after having opened the day at $24.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.02. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: RG Barry Corporation ( DFZ), up 5.6%, Female Health Company ( FHCO), up 4.3%, China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), up 4.0% and Rogers Corporation ( ROG), up 3.7%.
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Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 37.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), down 5.3%, Quiksilver ( ZQK), down 5.1%, Vera Bradley ( VRA), down 4.0% and Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), down 3.3% , were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Hanesbrands ( HBI) being today's consumer non-durables industry laggard.

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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