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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