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Fifth & Pacific Companies

(

FNP

) 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 0.7%. By the end of trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies fell $0.25 (-1.0%) to $24.82 on light volume. Throughout the day, 625,410 shares of Fifth & Pacific Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,202,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $24.68-$25.32 after having opened the day at $25.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.07. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were:

Verso Paper

(

VRS

), down 5.4%,

China XD Plastics

(

CXDC

), down 3.0%,

Northern Technologies International

(

NTIC

), down 2.9% and

Exceed Company

(

EDS

), down 2.6%.

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 $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 101.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fifth & Pacific Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fifth & Pacific Companies

as a

sell

. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

STR Holdings

TheStreet Recommends

(

STRI

), up 6.3%,

EveryWare Global

(

EVRY

), up 5.2%,

Rogers Corporation

(

ROG

), up 4.7% and

AEP Industries

(

AEPI

), up 4.4% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with

Nike

(

NKE

) 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

(

XLP

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

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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