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August 09, 2011 08:46 ET

Research on Leggett & Platt Incorporated and Tempur Pedic International Inc. - Home Furnishers Hit by Commodity Costs and Consumer Spending

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry and has completed analytical research on Leggett & Platt Incorporated (NYSE: LEG) and Tempur Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

Revenues for home furnishing companies as a whole have been somewhat flat recently as margins continue to be pressured by soft consumer demand and high commodity costs. These two factors are also making pricing increasingly difficult. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry.

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Leggett and Platt Inc. was able to find some balance in its residential furnishings division in the second quarter. Despite a 4.0% decline in unit volume, the company was able to grow revenues out of this segment by 2.3% on the back of better pricing. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Leggett & Platt Incorporated at www.stockcall.com/LEG090811.pdf.

While much of the industry stagnates, Tempur Pedic International has bucked the trend. TPI saw second quarter profit soar 59% as a result of strong demand for its premium pillows and mattresses. Operating in the high-end side of the industry has made Tempur Pedic more resistant to pricing than some of its competitors. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Tempur Pedic International Inc. at www.stockcall.com/TPX090811.pdf.

Moving forward, commodity costs and consumer demand will likely remain as obstacles for growth for many companies. Home furnishers catering more to middle and high-income consumers appear best suited to thrive in current market conditions though. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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