Brunswick Corporation (BC): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

Brunswick Corporation ( BC) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Brunswick Corporation rose $0.58 (1.7%) to $35.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,137,651 shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,035,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.68-$35.59 after having opened the day at $34.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.92. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 3.8%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), up 3.0%, Leapfrog ( LF), up 2.6% and A. T. Cross Company ( ATX), up 2.5%.

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 18.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Brunswick Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brunswick Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 3.9%, Diebold Incorporated ( DBD), down 3.3%, Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), down 2.9% and Skullcandy ( SKUL), down 2.4%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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