5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Lower

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The  Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) steady at 13,953 as of Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,129 issues advancing vs. 1,699 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was Buckeye Technologies ( BKI), up 7.1%.

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

5. MeadWestvaco Corporation ( MWV) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, MeadWestvaco Corporation is down $1.50 (-4.6%) to $31.43 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of MeadWestvaco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 990,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.32-$32.48 after having opened the day at $31.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.93.

MeadWestvaco Corporation provides packaging solutions to the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, tobacco, and home and garden industries worldwide. MeadWestvaco Corporation has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate MeadWestvaco Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MeadWestvaco Corporation 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 and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full MeadWestvaco Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Avon Products ( AVP) is down $0.38 (-2.2%) to $16.69 on light volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.62-$17.04 after having opened the day at $16.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.07.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products worldwide. Avon Products has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avon Products as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Avon Products Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, PVH ( PVH) is down $1.57 (-1.3%) to $118.28 on light volume Thus far, 282,425 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 921,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.02-$119.94 after having opened the day at $119.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.85.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $8.5 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 Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. 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 PVH Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is down $0.82 (-1.3%) to $62.90 on light volume Thus far, 300,587 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.81-$63.99 after having opened the day at $63.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.72.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4, above 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 Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is down $0.58 (-1.1%) to $51.64 on average volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.35-$52.35 after having opened the day at $52.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.22.

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 $14.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Coach a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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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