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

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Tempur Sealy International ( TPX) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Tempur Sealy International fell $1.38 (-3.1%) to $42.44 on light volume. Throughout the day, 941,870 shares of Tempur Sealy International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,463,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $42.31-$43.78 after having opened the day at $43.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.82. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 11.4%, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 6.8%, Emerson Radio ( MSN), down 3.4% and Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), down 2.9%.

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of bedding products in North America and internationally. The company offers mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bed bases, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur Sealy International has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 41.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 positive front, Apple ( AAPL), up 5.0%, Fabrinet ( FN), up 4.9%, Lifetime Brands ( LCUT), up 3.2% and Harbinger Group ( HRG), up 2.8%.

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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