VF Corporation (VFC): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

VF Corporation ( VFC) 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 up 0.1%. By the end of trading, VF Corporation rose $3.24 (2.4%) to $137.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 856,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $136.50-$141.24 after having opened the day at $138.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $134. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), up 53.6%, Teucrium Agricultural Fund ( TAGS), up 12.9%, Tufco Technologies ( TFCO), up 11.3%, and Cereplast ( CERP), up 10.6%.

V.F. Corporation designs and manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. VF Corporation has a market cap of $14.79 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate VF Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VF Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), down 7.9%, SodaStream International ( SODA), down 7.9%, Quiksilver ( ZQK), down 7.5%, and Frederick's of Hollywood Group ( FOH), down 7.1%, were all losers within the consumer non-durables industry with International Paper ( IP) 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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