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

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Brunswick Corporation ( BC) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Brunswick Corporation fell $0.77 (-2.3%) to $33.28 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,912,068 shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,026,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $32.93-$34.23 after having opened the day at $34.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.05. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 10.1%, Jakks Pacific ( JAKK), down 5.2%, Ballantyne Strong ( BTN), down 4.8% and Diebold Incorporated ( DBD), down 4.1%.

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 positive front, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), up 6.8%, Skullcandy ( SKUL), up 4.3%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), up 4.1% and Callaway Golf Company ( ELY), up 4.0% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Sony Corporation ( SNE) being today's featured consumer durables industry leader.

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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