3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 50 points (0.3%) at 14,379 as of Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,811 issues advancing vs. 1,063 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Nike ( NKE), up 1.1%.

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

3. Quiksilver ( ZQK) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Quiksilver is down $0.42 (-6.7%) to $5.87 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Quiksilver exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.65-$5.94 after having opened the day at $5.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.29.

Quiksilver, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes branded apparel, footwear, accessories, and related products primarily for men, women, and children. It also offers snowboarding equipment. Quiksilver has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 48.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Quiksilver a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Quiksilver as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Quiksilver Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Under Armour ( UA) is down $1.18 (-2.3%) to $49.32 on light volume Thus far, 618,355 shares of Under Armour exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.25-$50.86 after having opened the day at $50.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.50.

Under Armour, Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth worldwide. Under Armour has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Under Armour a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Under Armour 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 good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Under Armour Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PVH ( PVH) is down $0.96 (-0.8%) to $123.12 on light volume Thus far, 305,764 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $123.02-$124.51 after having opened the day at $124.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.08.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $8.7 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 Thursday. 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full PVH Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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