Tempur Sealy International Inc (TPX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Tempur Sealy International ( TPX) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Tempur Sealy International rose $0.43 (1.0%) to $42.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,142,024 shares of Tempur Sealy International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,436,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.84-$42.19 after having opened the day at $41.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.63. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 6.8%, Spectrum Brands Holdings ( SPB), up 4.9%, Lifetime Brands ( LCUT), up 3.8% and Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), up 3.6%.

See "Document Management" for notes from Lehman Small Cap Conference in 11/2006. Tempur Sealy International has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 32.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tempur Sealy International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur Sealy International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Apple ( AAPL), down 5.4%, Leapfrog ( LF), down 3.0%, Mattress Firm ( MFRM), down 2.7% and Ballantyne Strong ( BTN), down 1.9%.

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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