Tempur Sealy International Inc (TPX): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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Tempur Sealy International ( TPX) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Tempur Sealy International rose $0.63 (1.6%) to $40.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,226,070 shares of Tempur Sealy International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,413,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.68-$40.51 after having opened the day at $39.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.87. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Hyster-Yale Materials Handling ( HY), up 81.2%, China Zenix Auto International ( ZX), up 16.9%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 15.5% and China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), up 9.9%.

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of bedding products in North America and internationally. The company offers mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bed bases, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur Sealy International has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tempur Sealy International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur Sealy International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Tianli Agritech ( OINK), down 7.8%, Fossil Group ( FOSL), down 6.0%, Tredegar Corporation ( TG), down 6.0% and Kid Brands ( KID), down 4.4% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT) 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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