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
) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.6%. By the end of trading, Ralph Lauren fell $2.27 (-1.4%) to $161.93 on light volume. Throughout the day, 617,758 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 967,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $161.37-$164.99 after having opened the day at $164.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $164.20. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were:
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Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $9.83 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Ralph Lauren a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Ralph Lauren as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.
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