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

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Brunswick Corporation ( BC) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Brunswick Corporation rose $0.38 (1.0%) to $38.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 832,749 shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,039,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $38.05-$38.95 after having opened the day at $38.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.18. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: SORL Auto Parts ( SORL), up 9.3%, Federal Signal ( FSS), up 8.9%, Universal Electronics ( UEIC), up 8.4% and Jakks Pacific ( JAKK), up 7.3%.

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 32.1% 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 revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. 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, Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), down 14.5%, Exceed Company ( EDS), down 13.3%, Standard Register Company ( SR), down 11.3% and Strattec Security Corporation ( STRT), down 7.0%.

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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