Xerox Corporation (XRX): Today's Featured Consumer Durables Winner

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Xerox Corporation ( XRX) pushed the Consumer Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Xerox Corporation rose $0.12 (1.1%) to $11.59 on average volume. Throughout the day, 19,486,781 shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,316,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $11.08-$11.76 after having opened the day at $11.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.47. Other companies within the Consumer Durables industry that increased today were: Manchester United ( MANU), up 6.0%, Stanley Furniture Company ( STLY), up 5.3%, VeriFone Systems ( PAY), up 3.9% and Nova Lifestyle ( NVFY), up 3.8%.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Xerox Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 5.6%, Virco Manufacturing Corporation ( VIRC), down 3.7%, Norcraft Companies ( NCFT), down 1.8% and Acme United Corporation ( ACU), down 1.7% , were all laggards within the consumer durables industry with Sony Corporation ( SNE) 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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