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The Consumer Durables industry as a whole closed the day down 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.9%. Laggards within the Consumer Durables industry included Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), down 4.8%, Koss ( KOSS), down 3.5%, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), down 4.3%, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 8.9% and SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 9.8%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today. Fortune Brands Home & Security was down $1.00 (2.3%) to $43.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,328,539 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,019,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $42.75-$44.53 after having opened the day at $44.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.19.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, security applications, and storage. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Fortune Brands Home & Security as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FBHS go as follows:

  • FBHS's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 2.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • FORTUNE BRANDS HOME & SECUR has improved earnings per share by 45.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, FORTUNE BRANDS HOME & SECUR increased its bottom line by earning $1.35 versus $0.72 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.85 versus $1.35).
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $140.90 million or 17.12% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -14.95%.
  • 36.52% is the gross profit margin for FORTUNE BRANDS HOME & SECUR which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -1.92% is in-line with the industry average.
  • FBHS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.29 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 1.00 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Fortune Brands Home & Security Ratings Report

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At the close, EveryWare Global ( EVRY) was down $0.07 (8.9%) to $0.68 on light volume. Throughout the day, 39,353 shares of EveryWare Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 92,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.68-$0.78 after having opened the day at $0.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.75.

EveryWare Global has a market cap of $16.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI) was another company that pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today. Appliance Recycling Centers Of America was down $0.12 (4.3%) to $2.66 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 154,899 shares of Appliance Recycling Centers Of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.66-$2.84 after having opened the day at $2.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.78.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells new household appliances through a chain of company-owned retail stores under the ApplianceSmart name. The company operates in two segments, Recycling and Retail. Appliance Recycling Centers Of America has a market cap of $15.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Appliance Recycling Centers Of America as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ARCI go as follows:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 9.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.81, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.75 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • The gross profit margin for APPLIANCE RECYCLING CTR AMER is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 26.86%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.65% trails that of the industry average.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Specialty Retail industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 51.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.13 million to $0.56 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Appliance Recycling Centers Of America Ratings Report

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