NYSE Consumer good sector gainers: (BZ, AXL, WNC, LIZ, XRX)
Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) surged by 2.92% and closed at $5.99 with overall traded volume of 1.42 million shares. Its PE ratio stood at 3.57. Boise Inc. is a manufacturer of packaging products and papers, including corrugated containers, containerboard, label and release and flexible packaging papers, imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, newsprint, and market pulp. The Company owns pulp and paper mill operations in Jackson, Alabama; International Falls, Minnesota; St. Helens, Oregon, and Wallula, Washington, all of which manufacture uncoated freesheet paper. The Company also owns a mill in DeRidder, Louisiana, which produces containerboard (linerboard) and newsprint. In addition, it has a network of five corrugated container plants located in the Pacific Northwest, a corrugated sheet plant in Nevada and a corrugated sheet feeder plant in Texas. The Company operates its business in three segments: Paper, Packaging, and Corporate and Other (support services).
American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) closed at $9.31 after jumping up by 2.31% whereas total traded volume stood at 6.48 million shares. Its total market capitalization arrived at $665.11 million for the day. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) manufactures, engineers, designs and validates driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and chassis modules for light trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles. Driveline and drive train systems include components that transfer power from the transmission and deliver it to the drive wheels. The driveline, drivetrain and related products include axles, chassis modules, driveshafts, power transfer units, transfer cases, chassis and steering components, driveheads, crankshafts, transmission parts and metal-formed products.
Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) went up by 2.20% to close at $8.37 with traded volume of 992,058 shares. WNC’s total market capitalization ended at $260.22 million shares in the last trading session. Wabash National Corporation (Wabash) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing standard and customized truck trailers and related transportation equipment. Through its subsidiary, Transcraft Corporation Wabash also manufactures steel flatbed and dropdeck trailers. It markets the transportation equipment under the Wabash, DuraPlate, DuraPlateHD, FreightPro, ArcticLite, RoadRailer, Transcraft, Eagle, Eagle II, D-Eagle and Benson trademarks directly to customers, through independent dealers and through the Company-owned retail branch network.
Liz Claiborne, Inc. (NYSE: LIZ)closed at $4.74 after gaining by 1.28% whereas overall traded volume of 1.16 million shares. Its total market capitalization arrived at $447.93 million. Liz Claiborne, Inc., incorporated in January 1976, designs and markets a global portfolio of retail-based brands, including JUICY COUTURE, KATE SPADE, LUCKY BRAND and MEXX. The Company also has a group of department store-based brands with consumer franchises, including the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET families of brands, MAC & JAC, KENSIE and DANA BUCHMAN and the licensed DKNY JEANS, DKNY ACTIVE and DKNY MENS brands.
Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) reported the gain of 1.14% to close at $9.74 with total traded volume of 19.70 million shares. Its price to earnings ratio stood at 21.17 in the last trading session. Xerox Corporation (Xerox) provides a portfolio of document systems and services for businesses of any size. This includes printers, multifunction devices, production publishing systems, managed print services (MPS) and related software. The Company also offers support and supplies, such as toner, paper and ink as part of its document technology offerings. It operates in three segments: Production, Office and Other. During the year ended December 2009, Global Imaging Systems, Inc. (GIS) acquired ComDoc, Inc. In February 2010, it acquired Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS). ACS is a provider of business process outsourcing, and information technology services and solutions to commercial and government clients worldwide in areas that include finance and accounting services, communications, transportation, human resources, healthcare, transaction processing, and customer care.