Blyth Inc. (BTH): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Loser

The consumer non-durables industry closed the day up 1.9%. Shiner International Inc ( BEST), Physicians Formula Holdings Inc ( FACE), Spartech Corporation ( SEH), and Orient Paper Inc ( ONP) were all decliners today within the consumer non-durables industry with Blyth Inc ( BTH) being today's featured consumer non-durables loser. Blyth Inc fell 47 cents (-0.8%) to $56.45 on light volume. Throughout the day, 15,098 shares of Blyth Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 90,800 shares.

Blyth, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-channel company in the home fragrance and decorative accessories industry. The company designs, markets, and distributes various decorative and functional household products. Blyth Inc has a market cap of $466.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2, below the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 33.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 65.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Blyth as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Mannatech Inc ( MTEX), American Apparel Inc ( APP), Verso Paper ( VRS), and Liz Claiborne Inc ( LIZ) were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Procter & Gamble ( PG) 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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