5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 24 points (0.2%) at 14,421 as of Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,375 issues advancing vs. 1,531 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Gildan Activewear Inc. Class A ( GIL), up 1.2%, Owens-Illinois ( OI), up 1.1% and MeadWestvaco Corporation ( MWV), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Under Armour ( UA), down 1.5%, and PVH ( PVH), down 1.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sealed Air Corporation is up $0.36 (1.6%) to $22.86 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.50-$23.07 after having opened the day at $22.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.50.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 28.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Sealed Air Corporation Ratings Report now.

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