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Fifth & Pacific Companies



) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies fell $0.47 (-2.2%) to $20.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,636,263 shares of Fifth & Pacific Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,962,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.60-$21.15 after having opened the day at $21.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.09. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were:

Fuwei Films (Holdings



), down 8.7%,

Stepan Company



), down 5.2%,

China Shengda Packaging Group



), down 3.2% and

Standard Register Company



), down 3.0%.

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Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of a range of apparel and accessories. The company operates in four segments: JUICY COUTURE, LUCKY BRAND, KATE SPADE, and Adelington Design Group. Fifth & Pacific Companies has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 69.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth & Pacific Companies as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Forward Industries



), down 6.9%,

UFP Technologies



), down 4.4%,




), down 4.3% and

Exceed Company



), down 4.2% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with

VF Corporation



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

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



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

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods




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