SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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SodaStream International ( SODA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, SodaStream International rose $2.65 (4.0%) to $68.03 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,740,094 shares of SodaStream International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,257,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $65.95-$68.71 after having opened the day at $66.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.38. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Verso Paper ( VRS), up 9.7%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), up 8.3%, Blyth ( BTH), up 5.9% and Inter Parfums ( IPAR), up 5.4%.

SodaStream International Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of home beverage carbonation systems that enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. SodaStream International has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 43.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate SodaStream International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SodaStream International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Mannatech ( MTEX), down 17.1%, Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), down 12.1%, China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), down 7.8% and AEP Industries ( AEPI), down 7.5% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Lorillard ( LO) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

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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