5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Downward

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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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Goodyear Tire & Rubber is down $0.20 (-1.5%) to $13.52 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.40-$13.63 after having opened the day at $13.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.73.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells tires and related products and services worldwide. Goodyear Tire & Rubber has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Goodyear Tire & Rubber a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goodyear Tire & Rubber as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Goodyear Tire & Rubber Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Ecolab ( ECL) is down $0.62 (-0.8%) to $79.02 on light volume Thus far, 314,915 shares of Ecolab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.71-$79.16 after having opened the day at $78.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.64.

Ecolab Inc. develops and markets programs, products, and services for hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets worldwide. It operates through six segments: U.S. Cleaning and Sanitizing; U.S. Ecolab has a market cap of $23.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Ecolab Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is down $0.48 (-0.8%) to $62.86 on average volume Thus far, 879,952 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.45-$62.97 after having opened the day at $62.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.34.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7, above 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 Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is down $1.69 (-2.5%) to $66.79 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.27-$67.44 after having opened the day at $67.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.48.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel for women, men, and female youth. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica 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 has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Lululemon Athletica Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is down $0.63 (-1.2%) to $49.78 on average volume Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.42-$50.18 after having opened the day at $49.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.41.

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 $14.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins 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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