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August 12, 2011 08:38 ET

Analytical Reports on Clorox Corporation and Newell Rubbermaid Inc. - Housewares Companies Seeing Margins Pressured

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Weak consumer spending in combination with the rising cost of raw materials is adversely affecting the housewares and accessories industry as well as several others in the consumer goods sector.

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Weak consumer spending is hurting sales volumes for the industry as a whole. Recent fears of another recession do not bode well for a bounce back in spending in the near future.

Like many other consumer products industries, commodity costs are pressuring margins for housewares companies. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. reported margins contracting by 175 bps to 37.5% in the second quarter. Some companies have been able to offset rising costs with higher prices, while others simply look to trim losses. www.SignalWatcher.com gives traders a unique insight about Newell Rubbermaid Inc. by registering now at http://signalwatcher.com/NWL/August122011.php.

Moving forward, pricing adjustments will likely continue for the remainder of 2011. The combination of weak consumer spending and higher commodity costs will likely inhibit significant growth, but marginal gains appear feasible for established brands. Clorox Corp. is representative of established brands still seeing growth. The company posted 4% year over year gains in its 4th fiscal quarter and appears well positioned to continue to improve sales despite weak spending and higher costs. www.SignalWatcher.com gives traders a unique insight about Clorox Corporation by registering now at http://signalwatcher.com/CLX/August122011.php.

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