Diebold Incorporated (DBD): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Laggard

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Diebold Incorporated ( DBD) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Diebold Incorporated fell $0.48 (-1.4%) to $32.81 on light volume. Throughout the day, 638,630 shares of Diebold Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 882,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $32.61-$33.33 after having opened the day at $33.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.29. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 6.6%, Natuzzi SPA ( NTZ), down 5.6%, Kid Brands ( KID), down 4.6% and Pitney Bowes ( PBI), down 4.3%.

Diebold, Incorporated provides integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services primarily to the financial, commercial, government, and retail markets worldwide. Diebold Incorporated has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Diebold Incorporated a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Diebold Incorporated as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Mattress Firm ( MFRM), up 13.6%, Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), up 5.0%, Escalade ( ESCA), up 3.1% and Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), up 2.1% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Jarden Corporation ( JAH) being today's featured consumer durables industry leader.

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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