Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Molson Coors Brewing Company ( TAP) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Molson Coors Brewing Company fell $0.68 (-1.3%) to $52.52 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,456,494 shares of Molson Coors Brewing Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,562,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $52.42-$52.93 after having opened the day at $52.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.20. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Alliance One International ( AOI), down 11.2%, China Zenix Auto International ( ZX), down 8.0%, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 6.0% and RG Barry Corporation ( DFZ), down 5.4%.

Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells beer and other beverage products. Molson Coors Brewing Company has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 24.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Molson Coors Brewing Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Molson Coors Brewing Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, Exceed Company ( EDS), up 10.8%, Steinway Musical Instruments ( LVB), up 9.3%, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), up 8.3% and Reeds ( REED), up 8.1% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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