Newell Rubbermaid Inc (NWL): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Newell Rubbermaid ( NWL) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Newell Rubbermaid rose $0.26 (1.0%) to $25.77 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,315,265 shares of Newell Rubbermaid exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,940,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.30-$25.90 after having opened the day at $25.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.51. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), up 4.6%, Ballantyne Strong ( BTN), up 3.3%, Jakks Pacific ( JAKK), up 2.8% and Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 1.9%.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets consumer and commercial products worldwide. It operates in six segments: Home Solutions, Writing, Tools, Commercial Products, Baby & Parenting, and Specialty. Newell Rubbermaid has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 14.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Newell Rubbermaid a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newell Rubbermaid as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Furniture Brands International ( FBN), down 18.3%, Kid Brands ( KID), down 5.9%, Koss Corporation ( KOSS), down 4.5% and Nautilus Group ( NLS), down 4.1% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Clorox Company ( CLX) being today's consumer durables industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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