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May 06, 2011 08:59 ET

Research on Leggett & Platt Incorporated and Tempur Pedic International Inc. -- Home Furnishings and Fixtures Seeing Strong Mattress Demand

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 6, 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.

Rising costs have presented the Home Furnishings and Fixtures sector with major obstacles lately. The sector is feeling pressure from both rising costs on materials they use to make products and on fuel used for deliveries. Many have been forced to raise prices in order to protect margins and some have even instituted fuel surcharges for deliveries. Much of this increased cost has been offset by strengthening demand for the sector's products. 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.

www.stockcall.com/ is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Home Furnishings & Fixtures industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Leggett & Platt Incorporated and Tempur Pedic International Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html.

Leggett & Platt Incorporated, for example, saw improving revenues during the first quarter that easily beat Wall Street estimates, but the company's net income actually declined marginally thanks to the higher costs. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Leggett & Platt Incorporated at www.stockcall.com/LEG060511.pdf.

The improved demand for Home Furnishings and Fixtures is likely due to strengthening consumers. As the economy improves and lets more and more people sleep easy at night, demand for big ticket items like mattresses has improved. Tempur Pedic International saw this increased demand for its mattresses help bolster its earnings in the first quarter of 2011. Tempur Pedic net income grew 46% and analysts believe the company still has an opportunity to improve its earnings going forward. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Tempur Pedic International Inc. at www.stockcall.com/TPX060511.pdf.

As long as high fuel costs, food inflation, or a weak housing market do not deflate the current recovery, it seems likely the sector will continue to post strong results. 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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