3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 33 points (-0.2%) at 14,002 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,057 issues advancing vs. 1,779 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was MeadWestvaco Corporation ( MWV), up 1.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies is up $0.72 (4.2%) to $18.03 on average volume Thus far, 839,731 shares of Fifth & Pacific Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.40-$18.13 after having opened the day at $17.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.31.

Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of a range of apparel and accessories. Fifth & Pacific Companies has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fifth & Pacific Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth & Pacific Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Fifth & Pacific Companies Ratings Report now.

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