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

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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 0.3%. By the end of trading, VF Corporation rose $1.84 (1.3%) to $147.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 979,096 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 797,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $146.01-$148.85 after having opened the day at $146.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $145.74. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Frederick's of Hollywood Group ( FOH), up 13.6%, CCA Industries ( CAW), up 7.1%, Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), up 6.1%, and Under Armour ( UA), up 5.7%.
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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 $16.27 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate VF Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six 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, increase in stock price during the past year, 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.

On the negative front, Elizabeth Arden ( RDEN), down 16.3%, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), down 7.4%, Summer Infant ( SUMR), down 4.9%, and Orient Paper ( ONP), down 3.4%, were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Ball Corporation ( BLL) 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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