Tempur Sealy International Inc (TPX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Tempur Sealy International ( TPX) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Tempur Sealy International rose $1.05 (2.1%) to $51.87 on average volume. Throughout the day, 920,447 shares of Tempur Sealy International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 919,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $50.49-$51.95 after having opened the day at $50.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.82. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), up 6.5%, Gaming Partners International Corporation ( GPIC), up 3.0%, Manchester United ( MANU), up 2.8% and Norcraft Companies ( NCFT), up 2.4%.

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of bedding products in North America and internationally. The company offers mattresses, pillows, and adjustable bed bases, as well as various cushions and other comfort products. Tempur Sealy International has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tempur Sealy International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tempur Sealy International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, iRobot Corporation ( IRBT), down 5.8%, Fossil Group ( FOSL), down 2.1% and Koss Corporation ( KOSS), down 2.0% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with VeriFone Systems ( PAY) 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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