Crown Holdings Inc (CCK): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Crown Holdings ( CCK) 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 1.0%. By the end of trading, Crown Holdings fell $0.46 (-1.1%) to $40.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,789,075 shares of Crown Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,121,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $39.95-$40.78 after having opened the day at $40.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.58. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 16.7%, Superior Uniform Group ( SGC), down 2.5% and Herbalife ( HLF), down 2.4%.

Crown Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of packaging products for consumer goods worldwide. Crown Holdings has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Crown Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Crown Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, Summer Infant ( SUMR), up 14.0%, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 9.1%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), up 8.3% and Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), up 4.4% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Nike ( NKE) 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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