Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (FBHS): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Fortune Brands Home & Security rose $1.08 (2.7%) to $40.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,700,504 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,280,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.84-$41.00 after having opened the day at $40.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.81. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 11.5%, Nautilus Group ( NLS), up 6.6%, Black Diamond ( BDE), up 6.4% and Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), up 3.7%.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security and storage applications. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 29.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fortune Brands Home & Security as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive.

On the negative front, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 3.6%, Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), down 3.4%, Mattress Firm ( MFRM), down 3.3% and Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 3.1% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Hasbro ( HAS) 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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