Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT) 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 down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Goodyear Tire & Rubber fell $0.88 (-3.4%) to $25.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,583,150 shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,453,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.25-$26.34 after having opened the day at $26.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.13. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: American Apparel ( APP), down 13.9%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), down 9.4%, Forward Industries ( FORD), down 7.2% and Zep ( ZEP), down 7.0%.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes tires, and related products and services in the United States and internationally. Goodyear Tire & Rubber has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Goodyear Tire & Rubber a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goodyear Tire & Rubber as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), up 26.2%, China XD Plastics ( CXDC), up 17.6%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 5.5% and Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), up 3.0% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Energizer Holdings ( ENR) 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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