Owens-Illinois Inc (OI): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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Owens-Illinois ( OI) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Owens-Illinois fell $0.80 (-2.4%) to $32.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,332,351 shares of Owens-Illinois exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,226,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $32.88-$33.93 after having opened the day at $33.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.69. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 8.3%, Tofutti Brands ( TOF), down 5.9%, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 5.7% and Castle Brands ( ROX), down 5.4%.

Owens-Illinois, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells glass container products to food and beverage manufacturers primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia Pacific. Owens-Illinois has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Owens-Illinois a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Owens-Illinois as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), up 29.2%, China XD Plastics ( CXDC), up 10.6%, Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), up 10.3% and American Apparel ( APP), up 8.4% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Johnson Controls ( JCI) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

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