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

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Hasbro ( HAS) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Hasbro rose $0.91 (1.7%) to $53.87 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,257,685 shares of Hasbro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,458,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $52.49-$53.89 after having opened the day at $52.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.96. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), up 4.8%, Leapfrog ( LF), up 2.7% and Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), up 1.8%.

Hasbro, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides children's and family leisure time products and services worldwide. Hasbro has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 7.5%, Ballantyne Strong ( BTN), down 3.8%, Daktronics ( DAKT), down 3.6% and Bassett Furniture Industries ( BSET), down 3.6% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Sony Corporation ( SNE) 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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