Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Energizer Holdings ( ENR) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.1%. By the end of trading, Energizer Holdings fell $1.38 (-1.4%) to $94.16 on average volume. Throughout the day, 762,870 shares of Energizer Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 596,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $93.44-$96.24 after having opened the day at $95.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.54. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), down 3.9%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), down 1.7% and United-Guardian ( UG), down 1.5%.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells primary batteries, portable lighting, and personal care products worldwide. It offers household and specialty batteries, including carbon zinc, alkaline, rechargeable, and lithium batteries. Energizer Holdings has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Energizer Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energizer Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, American Apparel ( APP), up 15.6%, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 10.0%, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), up 9.7% and STR Holdings ( STRI), up 8.8% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Procter & Gamble ( PG) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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