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Ralph Lauren



) 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 down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Ralph Lauren fell $1.62 (-1.1%) to $151.47 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,302,698 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,219,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $149.01-$154.95 after having opened the day at $153.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $153.09. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were:

Fuwei Films (Holdings



), down 5.8%,

Swisher Hygiene



), down 5.7%,

Myers Industries



), down 5.6% and

Verso Paper



), down 3.5%.

Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products worldwide. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ralph Lauren a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

DS Healthcare Group



), up 5.3%,

Xerium Technologies



), up 3.7%,

Ever-Glory International Group



), up 2.9% and

Vera Bradley



), up 2.6% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with

Procter & Gamble



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

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



) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods




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