Fibria Celulose SA (FBR): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Loser

The consumer non-durables industry closed the day down 0.4%. Zep Inc ( ZEP), Shiner International Inc ( BEST), China Shengda Packaging Group Inc ( CPGI), and Mercer International Inc ( MERC) were all decliners today within the consumer non-durables industry with Fibria Celulose ( FBR) being today's featured consumer non-durables loser. Fibria Celulose fell 32 cents (-3.7%) to $8.37 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Fibria Celulose exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares.

Fibria Celulose S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of pulp and paper products in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, and Africa. Fibria Celulose has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 9.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 45.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fibria Celulose as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Owens-Illinois Inc ( OI), American Apparel Inc ( APP), Joe's Jeans Inc ( JOEZ), and Tufco Technologies ( TFCO) were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Energizer Holdings Inc ( ENR) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry winner.

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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