3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Lower

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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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Under Armour ( UA), down 1.5%, and PVH ( PVH), down 1.4%. 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%.

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

3. Fibria Celulose ( FBR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fibria Celulose is down $0.18 (-1.6%) to $11.38 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Fibria Celulose exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.32-$11.54 after having opened the day at $11.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.56.

Fibria Celulose S.A. engages in the production, sale, and export of short fiber pulp. The company primarily offers bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp used in the manufacture of toilet paper; uncoated and coated paper for printing and writing; and coated cardboard for packaging. Fibria Celulose has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Fibria Celulose a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fibria Celulose as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Fibria Celulose Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) is down $3.05 (-3.8%) to $76.20 on heavy volume Thus far, 720,726 shares of Tupperware Brands Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 534,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.75-$78.36 after having opened the day at $77.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.25.

Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of various products across a range of brands and categories through an independent sales force worldwide. Tupperware Brands Corporation has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tupperware Brands Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, VF Corporation ( VFC) is down $0.91 (-0.6%) to $161.91 on light volume Thus far, 273,838 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 875,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $160.66-$163.05 after having opened the day at $162.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $162.82.

V.F. Corporation designs and manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. VF Corporation has a market cap of $17.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate VF Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VF Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full VF Corporation 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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