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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4. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $0.79 (-1.9%) to $41.12 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.12-$41.94 after having opened the day at $41.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.91.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and north Africa. International Paper has a market cap of $18.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full International Paper Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, PVH ( PVH) is down $1.40 (-1.2%) to $119.74 on light volume Thus far, 277,969 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.56-$122.00 after having opened the day at $121.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.14.

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, Ralph Lauren ( RL) is down $1.61 (-0.9%) to $175.43 on light volume Thus far, 168,581 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 948,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $175.10-$176.98 after having opened the day at $176.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $177.04.

Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Ralph Lauren Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is down $0.69 (-1.4%) to $48.33 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.18-$49.46 after having opened the day at $49.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.02.

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 $13.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.8% 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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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