PVH Corp (PVH): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

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PVH ( PVH) 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 0.2%. By the end of trading, PVH rose $1.79 (1.9%) to $94.71 on average volume. Throughout the day, 712,951 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 860,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $93.85-$95 after having opened the day at $93.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.92. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 5.6%, Female Health Company ( FHCO), up 5.4%, Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), up 4.1%, and Hanesbrands ( HBI), up 3.3%.
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PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $6.56 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 18.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PVH as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, American Apparel ( APP), down 11.3%, Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP), down 5.1%, Summer Infant ( SUMR), down 4.4%, and Verso Paper ( VRS), down 4.2%, were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Nike ( NKE) being today's consumer non-durables industry laggard.

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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