Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.Brunswick Corporation ( BC) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Brunswick Corporation rose $0.39 (1.0%) to $39.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 725,642 shares of Brunswick Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 909,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $38.98-$39.92 after having opened the day at $39.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.00. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 17.5%, Blyth ( BTH), up 9.2%, Truett-Hurst ( THST), up 9.2% and Universal Electronics ( UEIC), up 5.5%.
Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. Brunswick Corporation has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 33.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Brunswick Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Brunswick Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.