3 Consumer Durables Stocks Pushing Industry Growth

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 59 points (0.3%) at 18,083 as of Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,918 issues advancing vs. 1,077 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Harman International Industries ( HAR), up 1.5%, and Sony ( SNE), up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Newell Rubbermaid ( NWL), up 0.8%.

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

3. Xerox Corporation ( XRX) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Xerox Corporation is up $0.20 (1.7%) to $11.72 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.52-$11.76 after having opened the day at $11.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.52.

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Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 16.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Xerox Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Xerox Corporation Ratings Report now.

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