International Paper

(

IP

) 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 0.8%. By the end of trading, International Paper fell 49 cents (-1.8%) to $26.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.3 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $26.51-$27.22 after having opened the day at $27.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.12. Other company's within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were:

American Apparel Inc

(

APP

), down 14.7%,

Coldwater Creek

(

CWTR

), down 9.1%,

Verso Paper

(

VRS

), down 8.4%, and

Fuwei Films Company

(

FFHL

), down 8.2%.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and north Africa. International Paper has a market cap of $12.25 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 8.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates International as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front,

Crown Crafts Inc

(

CRWS

), up 5.6%,

Shiner International Inc

(

BEST

), up 5.5%,

CTI Industries Corporation

(

CTIB

), up 5.4%, and

China Xiniya Fashion

(

XNY

), up 5.2%, were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with

Deckers Outdoor Corporation

(

DECK

) 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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