Fossil Group Inc (FOSL): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Laggard

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Fossil Group ( FOSL) pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Fossil Group fell $2.09 (-1.8%) to $117.34 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,031,397 shares of Fossil Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,082,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $116.80-$120.02 after having opened the day at $119.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.43. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that declined today were: Koss Corporation ( KOSS), down 5.5%, SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 3.9%, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), down 3.3% and Cobra Electronics Corporation ( COBR), down 2.3%.

Fossil Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of consumer fashion accessories worldwide. It operates in four segments: North America Wholesale, Europe Wholesale, Asia Pacific Wholesale, and Direct to Consumer. Fossil Group has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fossil Group a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fossil Group 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Hooker Furniture Corporation ( HOFT), up 4.2%, Gaming Partners International Corporation ( GPIC), up 3.9%, Kid Brands ( KID), up 3.0% and VeriFone Systems ( PAY), up 2.9%.

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