5 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 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rock-Tenn Company is down $1.39 (-1.7%) to $81.29 on light volume Thus far, 94,096 shares of Rock-Tenn Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 566,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.24-$82.64 after having opened the day at $82.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.68.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells corrugated and consumer packaging products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and China. Rock-Tenn Company has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Rock-Tenn Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Rock-Tenn Company Ratings Report now.

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