4 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Higher
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our modelAll three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 13,146 as of Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,344 issues advancing vs. 1,517 declining with 152 unchanged.The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was Coach (COH), up 1.1%.TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:4. VF Corporation (VFC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, VF Corporation is up $1.96 (1.3%) to $149.40 on average volume Thus far, 262,437 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 649,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $146.90-$150.00 after having opened the day at $149.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $147.44. V.F. Corporation designs and manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. VF Corporation has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate VF Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.TheStreet Ratings rates VF Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full VF Corporation Ratings Report now.EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass
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