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Nu Skin



) 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 0.2%. By the end of trading, Nu Skin fell $2.70 (-3.1%) to $83.06 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,972,843 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,088,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $81.45-$86.80 after having opened the day at $85.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.76. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were:

EveryWare Global



), down 53.3%,

American Apparel



), down 4.1%,

Nutraceutical International Corporation



), down 2.6% and

STR Holdings



), down 2.5%.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 38.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nu Skin

as a


. 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 notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front,




), up 8.1%,

Verso Paper



), up 7.5%,

Deswell Industries



), up 7.0% and

Mercer International



), up 5.5% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with

Foot Locker



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

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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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