Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

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PVH

(

PVH

) 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 down 0.2%. By the end of trading, PVH rose $1.64 (1.8%) to $94.27 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 848,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $92.65-$95.59 after having opened the day at $93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.63. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were:

Tufco Technologies

(

TFCO

), up 10.1%,

China XD Plastics

(

CXDC

), up 7.7%,

Rock-Tenn

(

RKT

), up 7.3%, and

KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation

(

KS

), up 5.8%.

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PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $6.53 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 18.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PVH as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front,

Cereplast

(

CERP

), down 16.2%,

China Shengda Packaging Group

(

CPGI

), down 7.7%,

Blyth

(

BTH

), down 5.3%, and

Standard Register Company

(

SR

), down 5.1%, were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with

Sealed Air Corporation

(

SEE

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

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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