Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

Energizer Holdings ( ENR) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Energizer Holdings fell $1.97 (-1.9%) to $103.00 on average volume. Throughout the day, 456,043 shares of Energizer Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 478,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $101.85-$104.92 after having opened the day at $104.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.97. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), down 4.7%, Fibria Celulose ( FBR), down 3.4%, Exceed Company ( EDS), down 3.2% and Berry Plastics Group ( BERY), down 3.0%.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of primary batteries, portable lighting, and personal care products worldwide. It offers household and specialty batteries, including carbon zinc, alkaline, rechargeable, and lithium batteries. Energizer Holdings has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 28.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Energizer Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energizer Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Nu Skin ( NUS), up 19.2%, Mannatech ( MTEX), up 3.6%, Tandy Leather Factory ( TLF), up 2.7% and Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE), up 2.6% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Ralph Lauren ( RL) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

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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