Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Tupperware Brands Corporation fell $0.92 (-1.0%) to $91.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 224,749 shares of Tupperware Brands Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 395,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $91.05-$92.86 after having opened the day at $92.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.42. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 7.8%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), down 4.2%, Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), down 2.9% and American Apparel ( APP), down 2.5%.

Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of various products across a range of brands and categories through an independent sales force worldwide. Tupperware Brands Corporation has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 44.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Tupperware Brands Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tupperware Brands Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front, Mercer International ( MERC), up 5.0%, Summer Infant ( SUMR), up 4.3%, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 2.7% and Berry Plastics Group ( BERY), up 2.6% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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