BorgWarner Inc (BWA): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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BorgWarner ( BWA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, BorgWarner rose $1.12 (1.1%) to $102.32 on average volume. Throughout the day, 653,878 shares of BorgWarner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 756,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $101.01-$103.09 after having opened the day at $101.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.20. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Inventure Foods ( SNAK), up 8.8%, Reeds ( REED), up 5.8%, Skullcandy ( SKUL), up 5.4% and Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 5.1%.

BorgWarner Inc. manufactures and sells engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. BorgWarner has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 40.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate BorgWarner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BorgWarner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, AEP Industries ( AEPI), down 5.2%, Natuzzi SPA ( NTZ), down 5.0%, Prestige Brands Holdings ( PBH), down 4.7% and S&W Seed Company ( SANW), down 4.4% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Hillshire Brands ( HSH) 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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