Newell Rubbermaid Inc (NWL): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Newell Rubbermaid ( NWL) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, Newell Rubbermaid rose $0.49 (1.6%) to $30.14 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,944,539 shares of Newell Rubbermaid exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,961,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.74-$30.18 after having opened the day at $29.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.65. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Daktronics ( DAKT), up 9.5%, Bassett Furniture Industries ( BSET), up 7.8%, Spectrum Brands Holdings ( SPB), up 6.3% and American Woodmark Corporation ( AMWD), up 5.8%.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets consumer and commercial products worldwide. It operates in five segments: Commercial Products, Tools, Writing, Home Solutions, and Baby & Parenting. Newell Rubbermaid has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Newell Rubbermaid a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newell Rubbermaid as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 33.1%, Kid Brands ( KID), down 4.3%, Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 1.6% and Emerson Radio ( MSN), down 1.6%.

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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