PBI, SNE And XRX, 3 Consumer Durables Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,464 as of Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,014 issues advancing vs. 970 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Royal Philips ( PHG), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Clorox ( CLX), up 1.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Pitney Bowes ( PBI) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Pitney Bowes is down $0.67 (-2.5%) to $26.08 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Pitney Bowes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.01-$26.54 after having opened the day at $26.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.75.

Pitney Bowes Inc. provides technology solutions in the United States and internationally. Pitney Bowes has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Pitney Bowes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pitney Bowes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Pitney Bowes Ratings Report now.

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