Consumer Non-Durables Stocks On The Rise With Help From 4 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 78 points (-0.5%) at 14,583 as of Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 720 issues advancing vs. 2,193 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies is up $1.74 (9.4%) to $20.35 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.9 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 $18.13-$20.37 after having opened the day at $18.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.61.

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 $2.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 49.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. 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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3. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is up $2.01 (3.2%) to $65.25 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.01-$65.34 after having opened the day at $63.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.24.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 17.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 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 expanding profit margins. 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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2. As of noon trading, Nike ( NKE) is up $0.58 (1.0%) to $59.48 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Nike exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.56-$59.53 after having opened the day at $59.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.90.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for men, women, and children worldwide. Nike has a market cap of $41.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Nike a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nike 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nike Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is up $0.57 (1.1%) to $50.96 on light volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.10-$50.98 after having opened the day at $50.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.39.

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 Tuesday. 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 4 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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