Hasbro Inc. (HAS): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Laggard

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Hasbro ( HAS) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Hasbro fell $0.61 (-1.2%) to $51.76 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,888,878 shares of Hasbro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,533,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $51.70-$52.92 after having opened the day at $52.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.37. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Johnson Outdoors ( JOUT), down 4.4%, Eastman Kodak Company ( KODK), down 1.8%, VeriFone Systems ( PAY), down 1.7% and Emerson Radio ( MSN), down 1.6%.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children's and family leisure time products and services worldwide. Hasbro has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 45.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hasbro a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hasbro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Mattress Firm ( MFRM), up 5.4%, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), up 4.2%, Escalade ( ESCA), up 4.0% and Nautilus Group ( NLS), up 3.7% , were all gainers within the consumer durables industry with Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR) 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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