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

Fibria Celulose ( FBR) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.5%. By the end of trading, Fibria Celulose rose 9 cents (1.2%) to $7.82 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of Fibria Celulose exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $7.62-$8.09 after having opened the day at $7.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.73. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), up 7.8%, Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc ( FOH), up 7.3%, Swisher Hygiene Inc ( SWSH), up 6.8%, and Northern Technologies International ( NTIC), up 5.6%.

Fibria Celulose S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of pulp and paper products primarily in Europe, North America, Asia, and Brazil. It offers bleached eucalyptus pulp, as well as various paper products. Fibria Celulose has a market cap of $3.66 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 8.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 51.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fibria Celulose as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Mannatech Inc ( MTEX), down 11.3%, Vera Bradley Inc ( VRA), down 8.4%, Deswell Industries Inc ( DSWL), down 5.7%, and Lululemon Athletica Inc ( LULU), down 5.4%, were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with Nike Inc ( NKE) being today's consumer non-durables industry loser.

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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