5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 0 points (0.0%) at 12,985 as of Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,816 issues advancing vs. 1,058 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was Under Armour ( UA), up 2.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Wacoal Holdings Corporatiom ( WACLY), up 5.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. VF Corporation ( VFC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, VF Corporation is down $1.58 (-1.0%) to $160.52 on average volume Thus far, 320,926 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 598,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $160.04-$162.51 after having opened the day at $162.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $162.10.

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 $17.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate VF Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full VF Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, PVH ( PVH) is down $2.62 (-2.2%) to $113.84 on average volume Thus far, 432,096 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 935,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.57-$117.22 after having opened the day at $116.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.46.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, 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 Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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. Get the full PVH Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Ralph Lauren ( RL) is down $2.58 (-1.6%) to $159.97 on average volume Thus far, 471,354 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 797,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.71-$162.50 after having opened the day at $162.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $162.55.

Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ralph Lauren a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ralph Lauren as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ralph Lauren Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is down $1.25 (-1.7%) to $72.30 on light volume Thus far, 608,633 shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.12-$73.70 after having opened the day at $73.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.55.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel for women, men, and female youth. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 57.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Lululemon Athletica Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is down $1.45 (-2.4%) to $58.70 on light volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.70-$60.02 after having opened the day at $59.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.15.

Coach, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of handbags, accessories, wearables, footwear, jewelry, sunwear, travel bags, watches, and fragrances for women and men in the United States and internationally. Coach has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Coach a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Coach Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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