5 Stocks Dragging In The Consumer Non-Durables Industry

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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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rock-Tenn Company is down $3.44 (-3.8%) to $87.09 on average volume Thus far, 348,341 shares of Rock-Tenn Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 646,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.09-$90.81 after having opened the day at $90.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.53.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells corrugated and consumer packaging products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and China. Rock-Tenn Company has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Rock-Tenn Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Rock-Tenn Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $1.10 (-2.3%) to $46.96 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.6 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.96-$48.09 after having opened the day at $48.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.06.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. International Paper has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL) is down $1.30 (-1.1%) to $117.60 on average volume Thus far, 697,929 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.24-$119.12 after having opened the day at $119.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.90.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive Company has a market cap of $55.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Colgate-Palmolive Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. 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 Colgate-Palmolive Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is down $1.30 (-1.3%) to $98.49 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.26-$100.00 after having opened the day at $99.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.79.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $37.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is down $0.65 (-0.8%) to $78.31 on average volume Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.09-$79.08 after having opened the day at $78.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.96.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of a range of branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates in five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $212.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Procter & Gamble 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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