Under Armour Inc. (UA): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

Under Armour ( UA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Under Armour rose $1.25 (2.1%) to $59.71 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,779,071 shares of Under Armour exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,443,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $58.05-$59.95 after having opened the day at $58.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.46. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Pilgrims Pride ( PPC), up 10.8%, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 10.7%, Jakks Pacific ( JAKK), up 7.5% and MGP Ingredients ( MGPI), up 7.4%.

Under Armour, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Under Armour has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Under Armour a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Under Armour as a buy. 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Mondelez International ( MDLZ), down 32.9%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), down 10.6%, CCA Industries ( CAW), down 10.1% and STR Holdings ( STRI), down 8.1% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Altria Group ( MO) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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