Consumer Non-Durables Industry's Featured Straggler Of The Day: PVH Corp (PVH)

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PVH ( PVH) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, PVH fell $5.98 (-5.3%) to $106.81 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.9 million shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $106.61-$110.67 after having opened the day at $109.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.79. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Exceed Company ( EDS), down 14%, Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), down 7.2%, Oxford Industries ( OXM), down 4.7%, and MOD-PAC Corporation ( MPAC), down 4%.
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PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $8.05 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 Wednesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two 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 good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, Tufco Technologies ( TFCO), up 12.1%, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 11.1%, Standard Register Company ( SR), up 9.7%, and China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), up 7.3%, were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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