Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner - TheStreet

Nu Skin

(

NUS

) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.6%. By the end of trading, Nu Skin rose $1.11 (2.4%) to $46.90 on light volume. Throughout the day, 701,566 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.01-$47.14 after having opened the day at $46.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.79. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were:

Cereplast

(

CERP

), up 41.5%,

Tufco Technologies

(

TFCO

), up 18.6%,

Standard Register Company

(

SR

), up 15.4%, and

Fibria Celulose

(

FBR

), up 13%.

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Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements worldwide. The company sells its personal care products under the Nu Skin brand; and nutritional supplements under the Pharmanex brand. Nu Skin has a market cap of $2.88 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

Fuwei Films Company

(

FFHL

), down 13.8%,

Frederick's of Hollywood Group

(

FOH

), down 6.9%,

United-Guardian

(

UG

), down 5.6%, and

Superior Uniform Group

(

SGC

), down 4.5%, were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with

Nike

(

NKE

) being today's consumer non-durables industry loser.

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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