Xerox Corporation (XRX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Laggard

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Xerox Corporation ( XRX) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Xerox Corporation fell $0.11 (-1.1%) to $10.01 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 16,723,964 shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,677,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $9.98-$10.16 after having opened the day at $10.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.12. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), down 5.5%, Natuzzi SPA ( NTZ), down 5.0%, Leapfrog ( LF), down 4.9% and Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 4.3%.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management services worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 48.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Xerox Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 10.5%, Kid Brands ( KID), up 6.4%, Tempur Sealy International ( TPX), up 5.6% and Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), up 4.1% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR) being today's featured consumer durables industry leader.

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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