Polaris Industries Inc. (PII): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Polaris Industries ( PII) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Polaris Industries fell $2.16 (-1.6%) to $128.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 663,568 shares of Polaris Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 673,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $128.47-$130.46 after having opened the day at $129.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.66. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Verso Paper ( VRS), down 8.2%, Tesla Motors ( TSLA), down 6.2%, Tofutti Brands ( TOF), down 5.4% and American Lorain ( ALN), down 5.2%.

Polaris Industries Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in designing, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, and on-road vehicles primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Polaris Industries has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 49.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Polaris Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Polaris Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

On the positive front, China Marine Food Group ( CMFO), up 15.6%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), up 14.4%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 12.9% and SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 6.3% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Fossil Group ( FOSL) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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