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

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SodaStream International ( SODA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, SodaStream International fell $1.04 (-1.6%) to $63.90 on light volume. Throughout the day, 486,655 shares of SodaStream International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,171,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $63.63-$65.52 after having opened the day at $65.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.94. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Westport Innovations ( WPRT), down 8.7%, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 8.2%, Berry Plastics Group ( BERY), down 5.4% and Lifetime Brands ( LCUT), down 4.7%.

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 $1.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 45.9% 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 positive front, Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), up 12.9%, Diamond Foods ( DMND), up 11.0%, Fabrinet ( FN), up 10.4% and Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP), up 6.8% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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