Crown Holdings Inc (CCK): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Crown Holdings ( CCK) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Crown Holdings fell $0.50 (-1.1%) to $43.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, 707,904 shares of Crown Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 895,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $43.60-$44.15 after having opened the day at $44.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.12. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), down 8.6%, Standard Register Company ( SR), down 7.0%, Greif ( GEF), down 6.8% and STR Holdings ( STRI), down 3.4%.

Crown Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of packaging products for consumer goods worldwide. Crown Holdings has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Crown Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Crown Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, Orient Paper ( ONP), up 6.5%, Forward Industries ( FORD), up 6.1%, Exceed Company ( EDS), up 4.7% and Nu Skin ( NUS), up 4.5% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Under Armour ( UA) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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