Coach Inc

(

COH

) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Coach Inc fell 45 cents (-0.8%) to $58.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, one million shares of Coach Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $58.23-$59.21 after having opened the day at $58.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.70. Other company's within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were:

Coldwater Creek

(

CWTR

), down 7.5%,

Crown Crafts Inc

(

CRWS

), down 5.3%,

Swisher Hygiene Inc

(

SWSH

), down 4.7%, and

Quiksilver Inc

(

ZQK

), down 4.6%.

Coach, Inc. designs and markets accessories and gifts for women and men in the United States and internationally. It primarily offers handbags, women's and men's bag, accessories, business cases, footwear, wearables, jewelry, sunwear, travel bags, watches, and fragrance products. Coach Inc has a market cap of $17.47 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, below the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 19.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front,

Physicians Formula Holdings Inc

(

FACE

), up 15.6%,

Tandy Brands Accessories

(

TBAC

), up 4.9%,

American Apparel Inc

(

APP

), up 4.8%, and

Zuoan Fashion

(

ZA

), up 4%, were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with

Ecolab Inc

(

ECL

) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR

(

XLP

) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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