3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.1%) at 14,492 as of Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,709 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Fibria Celulose ( FBR), up 1.0%.

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

3. Carlisle Companies ( CSL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Carlisle Companies is up $0.86 (1.2%) to $70.37 on average volume Thus far, 200,805 shares of Carlisle Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 318,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.15-$70.50 after having opened the day at $69.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.51.

Carlisle Companies Incorporated operates as a diversified manufacturing company in the United States and internationally. Carlisle Companies has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Carlisle Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carlisle Companies 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Carlisle Companies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP) is up $0.31 (1.7%) to $19.11 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Fifth & Pacific Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.53-$19.19 after having opened the day at $18.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.80.

Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of a range of apparel and accessories. The company operates in four segments: JUICY COUTURE, LUCKY BRAND, KATE SPADE, and Adelington Design Group. Fifth & Pacific Companies has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 51.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fifth & Pacific Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth & Pacific Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Fifth & Pacific Companies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Avon Products ( AVP) is up $0.10 (0.5%) to $20.20 on light volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.66-$20.21 after having opened the day at $19.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.10.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. Avon Products has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 40.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avon Products as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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 Avon Products 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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