The consumer non-durables industry closed the day down 2%. China Shengda Packaging Group Inc ( CPGI), Crown Crafts Inc ( CRWS), Heelys Inc ( HLYS), and Zuoan Fashion ( ZA) were all winners today within the consumer non-durables industry with Silgan Holdings Inc ( SLGN) being today's featured consumer non-durables winner. Silgan Holdings Inc rose 27 cents (0.7%) to $36.78 on average volume. Throughout the day, 339,091 shares of Silgan Holdings Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 451,400 shares.

Silgan Holdings Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of metal and plastic consumer goods packaging products primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. Silgan Holdings Inc has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, below the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silgan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Orient Paper Inc ( ONP), G-III Apparel Group ( GIII), Crocs Inc ( CROX), and Ralph Lauren ( RL) were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with Under Armour Inc ( UA) being today's consumer non-durables industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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