Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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Molson Coors Brewing Company ( TAP) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Molson Coors Brewing Company rose $0.67 (1.2%) to $57.27 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,371,126 shares of Molson Coors Brewing Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 974,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $56.75-$57.54 after having opened the day at $57.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.60. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Standard Register Company ( SR), up 14.3%, Standard Motor Products ( SMP), up 13.5%, American Apparel ( APP), up 13.4% and Bassett Furniture Industries ( BSET), up 8.5%.

Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells beer and other beverage products. Molson Coors Brewing Company has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Molson Coors Brewing Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Molson Coors Brewing Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), down 8.6%, Escalade ( ESCA), down 7.2%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 5.7% and Synutra International ( SYUT), down 4.4%.

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