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Nu Skin

(

NUS

) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Nu Skin rose $1.99 (1.6%) to $125.77 on light volume. Throughout the day, 827,738 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,305,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $123.16-$126.76 after having opened the day at $124.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.78. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were:

Marine Products Corporation

(

MPX

), up 6.3%,

Orient Paper

(

ONP

), up 6.2%,

Eastman Kodak Company

(

KODK

), up 6.1% and

Boulder Brands

(

BDBD

), up 6.0%.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands worldwide. Nu Skin has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 238.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nu Skin

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,

Omega Protein Corporation

(

OME

), down 8.9%,

American Lorain

(

ALN

), down 7.7%,

Castle Brands Incorporated

(

ROX

), down 6.2% and

Verso Paper

(

VRS

), down 6.1%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods

(

IYK

) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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