The consumer non-durables industry closed the day up 0.2%. Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), Fuwei Films Company ( FFHL), Xerium Technologies Inc ( XRM), and Ocean Bio-Chem Inc ( OBCI) were all decliners today within the consumer non-durables industry with Liz Claiborne Inc ( LIZ) being today's featured consumer non-durables loser. Liz Claiborne Inc fell 6 cents (-0.8%) to $7.39 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.1 million shares of Liz Claiborne Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares.

Liz Claiborne, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of a range of apparel and accessories. It offers men's, women's, and children's contemporary apparel, denim and casual sportswear, fashion apparel, career and casual sportswear, intimate apparel, activewear, footwear, and jeanswear. Liz Claiborne Inc has a market cap of $703.8 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liz Claiborne as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Vera Bradley Inc ( VRA), Spartech Corporation ( SEH), Wausau Paper Corporation ( WPP), and Mannatech Inc ( MTEX) were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Nike Inc ( NKE) 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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