Hasbro Inc. (HAS): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Laggard

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Hasbro ( HAS) 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, Hasbro fell $0.99 (-2.1%) to $47.17 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,568,016 shares of Hasbro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,184,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.92-$48.66 after having opened the day at $48.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.16. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: 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%.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children's and family leisure time products and services worldwide. Hasbro has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 33.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hasbro a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

On the positive front, 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% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS) 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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