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Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation rose $0.27 (1.0%) to $27.17 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,390,438 shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,948,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $26.84-$27.28 after having opened the day at $26.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.90. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Pitney Bowes ( PBI), up 12.8%, Oshkosh Corporation ( OSK), up 9.6%, Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT), up 8.9% and Mannatech ( MTEX), up 7.4%.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 54.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), down 12.9%, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 12.9%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), down 8.0% and Coach ( COH), down 7.9% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Newell Rubbermaid ( NWL) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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