Consumer Stocks: 6 Outperformers With Upside

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tyson Foods ( TSN), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR), Deckers Outdoor ( DECK), Phillips-Van Heusen ( PVH), HanesBrands ( HBI) and Nike ( NKE) have outperformed the broader indices and have upside potential of up to 46% over the next year.

These six consumer stocks have market capitalizations of up to $2.5 billion and the potential to deliver attractive returns. They returned an average 59% in the last year, while the Dow returned around 4.8%. These six have strong buy rating of 63%-85%.


6. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters engages in the specialty coffee and coffee-maker businesses. The company has presence across segments like the specialty coffee business unit and Keurig.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2011, revenue jumped 127% year-over-year to $717 million. Around 82% of consolidated net sales in the second quarter came from the Keurig business unit.

Lawrence J. Blanford, president and CEO, said in a press statement: "In addition to continued strong consumer adoption of the Keurig Single-Cup Brewing system, we believe our third quarter benefitted from our first-ever significant spring advertising and brand support programs, designed to raise awareness of the Keurig Single-Cup Brewing system and of our Brew Over Ice¿ Teas and Coffees, perfect for the summer months."

The company's gross profit margin improved to 36.8% from 34.4% in the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2010 on a shift in sales mix. Net income increased to $56.7 million, up three times from the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

The stock has outperformed the Dow, increasing 207% during the last year. The stock has 73% buy ratings and estimated upside of 10% in the next year.

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