Newell Rubbermaid Inc (NWL): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Newell Rubbermaid ( NWL) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Newell Rubbermaid rose $0.42 (1.4%) to $31.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,793,462 shares of Newell Rubbermaid exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,161,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30.65-$31.26 after having opened the day at $30.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.82. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Diebold Incorporated ( DBD), up 9.5%, Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), up 9.2%, iRobot Corporation ( IRBT), up 7.2% and SGOCO Group ( SGOC), up 6.8%.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets consumer and commercial products worldwide. It operates in five segments: Commercial Products, Tools, Writing, Home Solutions, and Baby & Parenting. Newell Rubbermaid has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Newell Rubbermaid a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newell Rubbermaid as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Leapfrog ( LF), down 8.9%, Malibu Boats Inc Class A ( MBUU), down 3.2%, Movado Group ( MOV), down 1.9% and Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), down 1.9% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Jarden Corporation ( JAH) being today's consumer durables industry laggard.

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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