Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Tupperware Brands Corporation fell $1.02 (-1.3%) to $80.14 on average volume. Throughout the day, 428,138 shares of Tupperware Brands Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 530,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $79.88-$81.74 after having opened the day at $81.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.16. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: 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%.

Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of various products across a range of brands and categories through an independent sales force worldwide. Tupperware Brands Corporation has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tupperware Brands Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tupperware Brands Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, 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% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Xerox Corporation ( XRX) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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