BorgWarner Inc (BWA): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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BorgWarner ( BWA) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, BorgWarner rose $1.23 (1.2%) to $105.53 on average volume. Throughout the day, 756,778 shares of BorgWarner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 684,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $103.63-$105.60 after having opened the day at $104.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.30. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Mattress Firm ( MFRM), up 13.6%, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 11.4%, Tianli Agritech ( OINK), up 10.0% and AEP Industries ( AEPI), up 6.2%.

BorgWarner Inc. manufactures and sells engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. BorgWarner has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 45.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate BorgWarner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BorgWarner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 19.2%, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 6.6%, Natuzzi SPA ( NTZ), down 5.6% and Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 5.0% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Tyson Foods ( TSN) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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