4 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 13,964 as of Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,305 issues advancing vs. 1,524 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Lululemon Athletica ( LULU), down 1.6%, and VF Corporation ( VFC), down 0.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Fibria Celulose ( FBR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fibria Celulose is down $0.24 (-2.0%) to $11.76 on light volume Thus far, 314,197 shares of Fibria Celulose exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.67-$11.85 after having opened the day at $11.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.00.

Fibria Celulose S.A. engages in the production, sale, and export of short fiber pulp. The company primarily offers bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp used in the manufacture of toilet paper; uncoated and coated paper for printing and writing; and coated cardboard for packaging. Fibria Celulose has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Fibria Celulose a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fibria Celulose as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Fibria Celulose Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Nu Skin ( NUS) is down $1.28 (-3.0%) to $41.64 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.50-$42.82 after having opened the day at $42.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.92.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements worldwide. The company sells its personal care products under the Nu Skin brand; and nutritional supplements under the Pharmanex brand. Nu Skin has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nu Skin 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 attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Nu Skin Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ralph Lauren ( RL) is down $1.70 (-1.0%) to $173.92 on light volume Thus far, 334,549 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 958,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $173.23-$175.41 after having opened the day at $175.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $175.63.

Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ralph Lauren a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ralph Lauren Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is down $0.52 (-1.1%) to $48.25 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.10-$48.68 after having opened the day at $48.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.77.

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 $13.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.7% 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 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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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