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

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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 down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Energizer Holdings fell $1.10 (-1.0%) to $106.69 on light volume. Throughout the day, 176,642 shares of Energizer Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 448,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $105.52-$107.08 after having opened the day at $106.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.79. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Deckers Outdoor Corporation ( DECK), down 9.0%, Mannatech ( MTEX), down 5.2%, China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), down 3.9% and STR Holdings ( STRI), down 3.6%.

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 $6.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 34.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 10.0%, Superior Uniform Group ( SGC), up 3.5%, United-Guardian ( UG), up 3.4% and Sappi ( SPP), up 3.1%.

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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