5 Stocks Advancing The Consumer Durables Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 153 points (1.0%) at 15,892 as of Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,359 issues advancing vs. 580 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits up 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. A company within the industry that increased today was Xerox Corporation ( XRX), up 2.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Spectrum Brands Holdings ( SPB) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Spectrum Brands Holdings is up $6.46 (9.4%) to $74.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 307,253 shares of Spectrum Brands Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 184,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.00-$76.52 after having opened the day at $71.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.50.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a consumer products company worldwide. The company operates through Global Batteries & Appliances, Global Pet Supplies, Home and Garden Business, and Hardware & Home Improvement segments. Spectrum Brands Holdings has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Spectrum Brands Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Spectrum Brands Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Spectrum Brands Holdings Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Royal Philips ( PHG) is up $0.22 (0.6%) to $34.83 on average volume. Thus far, 289,443 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 482,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.73-$35.15 after having opened the day at $35.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.61.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $32.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 97.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Harman International Industries ( HAR) is up $11.82 (13.6%) to $99.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Harman International Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 683,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.51-$100.13 after having opened the day at $95.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.18.

Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets audio products, lighting solutions, and electronic systems, as well as digitally integrated audio and infotainment systems for the automotive industry worldwide. Harman International Industries has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Harman International Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harman International Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Harman International Industries Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Pitney Bowes ( PBI) is up $3.26 (15.0%) to $24.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Pitney Bowes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.78-$25.34 after having opened the day at $23.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.73.

Pitney Bowes Inc. provides software, hardware, and services to enable physical and digital communications in the United States and internationally. Pitney Bowes has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Pitney Bowes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pitney Bowes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Pitney Bowes Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Mattel ( MAT) is up $0.85 (2.0%) to $43.21 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.41-$43.22 after having opened the day at $42.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.36.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. Mattel has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Mattel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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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