Consumer Non-Durables Standout Avon Products Inc (AVP) Making Gains Today

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Avon Products ( AVP) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Avon Products rose 31 cents (1.5%) to $21.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.9 million shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.95-$21.66 after having opened the day at $21.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.25. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Standard Register Company ( SR), up 7.5%, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 4.5%, China XD Plastics ( CXDC), up 2.9%, and CCA Industries ( CAW), up 2%.
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Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. Avon Products has a market cap of $9.04 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 48% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avon Products as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Mobile Mini ( MINI), down 5.8%, Berry Plastics Group ( BERY), down 5.6%, Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), down 5.4%, and STR Holdings ( STRI), down 5.3%, were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Procter & Gamble ( PG) being today's consumer non-durables industry laggard.

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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