Sealed Air Corporation (SEE): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Sealed Air Corporation fell $0.43 (-1.4%) to $30.14 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,066,298 shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,885,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.94-$30.57 after having opened the day at $30.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.57. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 29.9%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), down 6.1%, SkyPeople Fruit Juice ( SPU), down 6.1% and Apple ( AAPL), down 5.4%.

According to GAH intelligence Sealed Air has no interest in commodity plastics, packaging and plastic films. Sealed Air is only interested in new products and technologies that are advanced and can act as a differentiator in the market. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 74.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Domtar ( UFS), up 16.5%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 13.8%, RG Barry Corporation ( DFZ), up 13.6% and Tianli Agritech ( OINK), up 11.3% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Altria Group ( MO) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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