Tempur Sealy International Inc (TPX): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Tempur Sealy International ( TPX) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Tempur Sealy International fell $0.66 (-1.3%) to $50.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,194,628 shares of Tempur Sealy International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 913,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $49.63-$51.18 after having opened the day at $49.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.67. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 53.8%, Forward Industries ( FORD), down 7.7%, Elecsys Corporation ( ESYS), down 6.3% and American Lorain ( ALN), down 5.9%.

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes bedding products in North America and internationally. The company provides mattresses, foundations, adjustable bases, and other products, including pillows and other accessories. Tempur Sealy International has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), up 40.0%, Amira Nature Foods ( ANFI), up 8.0%, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 6.2% and Tredegar Corporation ( TG), up 6.2% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Herbalife ( HLF) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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