Tempur-Pedic and Leggett & Platt Under StockCall Review: Competition Heating up

 Tempur-Pedic and Leggett & Platt Under StockCall Review: Competition Heating

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 28, 2013

LONDON, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Results for companies with operations in the home furnishings and fixtures
industry have been mixed of late as uneven demand at home and abroad have led
companies in different directions. Nevertheless, with the U.S. economy
continuing to march down the road to recovery and positive signs in Europe,
2013 could be a solid year for the industry and companies such as Tempur-Pedic
and Leggett & Platt Inc. StockCall has released free technical analysis on
Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE:TPX) and Leggett & Platt Inc.
(NYSE:LEG). Register now to access these reports at

On the earnings side of things, Tempur-Pedic had a challenging 4 ^th quarter.
The company saw its net income and net sales contract in year-over-year
comparisons, though results did beat Wall St. expectations. Competition from
key rivals has been quite daunting for Tempur-Pedic as it lost market shares
in recent months. As part of counter-strategy to rivals' cutthroat marketing
and promotional activities, the company has recently bought Sealy Corp. The
company has a number of new initiatives and products in the works, and
believes that 2013 will be a year of growth in North America. Sign up today
for the free report on Tempur-Pedic at http://www.StockCall.com/TPX012813.pdf

Leggett & Platt has done a stellar job of navigating the tricky economic times
with its diversified portfolio of products across many industries, and could
make shareholders happy when it reports its latest quarterly results on
February 5 ^th , 2013. For its most recent quarter, Leggett saw its sales
climbed by 4% to $982.2 million year-over-year mainly due to a 7% surge in
same location sales volumes. However, this maker of diversified engineered
products and component also faces a rigid competitive landscape with rivals
like Genuine Parts Company. Also worth noting, Leggett P/E ratio is much
higher than Genuine Parts and the industry as a whole. The full technical
report on Leggett & Platt is accessible at

Nonetheless, Leggett also offers an attractive dividend which has been on an
uptrend without fail since the day the company started to offer this option to
its shareholders. In short, shareholders of Leggett & Platt has seen dividend
rate consistently move up for 25 consecutive years. Companies offering such
incentives have drawn many investors especially during these uncertain
economic times. 

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