Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

The consumer non-durables industry closed the day up 0.8%. Ocean Bio-Chem Inc ( OBCI), Spartech Corporation ( SEH), Standard Register Company ( SR), and Owens-Illinois Inc ( OI) were all winners today within the consumer non-durables industry with Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL) being today's featured consumer non-durables winner. Colgate-Palmolive Company rose $1.42 (1.6%) to $92.36 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of three million shares.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. Colgate-Palmolive Company has a market cap of $44.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19, 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 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Crocs Inc ( CROX), Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), STR Holdings Inc ( STRI), and Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc ( FOH) were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with Liz Claiborne Inc ( LIZ) 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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