Xerox Corporation (XRX): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

Xerox Corporation ( XRX) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Xerox Corporation rose $0.20 (2.1%) to $9.60 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6,249,847 shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,883,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.42-$9.60 after having opened the day at $9.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.40. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Nu Skin ( NUS), up 19.2%, Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), up 10.2%, China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), up 8.8% and Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), up 6.2%.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management services worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 37.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Xerox Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 10.3%, Truett-Hurst ( THST), down 7.2%, Tianli Agritech ( OINK), down 4.8% and China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), down 4.7% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) 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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