UFS, BMS And BLL, Pushing Consumer Non-Durables Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 72 points (0.5%) at 14,749 as of Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,049 issues advancing vs. 833 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was International Paper ( IP), up 1.44.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Domtar ( UFS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Domtar is down $6.10 (-8.2%) to $68.34 on heavy volume Thus far, 748,012 shares of Domtar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 309,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.45-$73.85 after having opened the day at $73.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.44.

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes communications papers, specialty and packaging papers, and adult incontinence products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Pulp and Paper, Distribution, and Personal Care. Domtar has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Domtar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Domtar Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Bemis ( BMS) is down $2.06 (-5.0%) to $39.02 on heavy volume Thus far, 942,621 shares of Bemis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 833,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.96-$40.51 after having opened the day at $40.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.08.

Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures and sells flexible packaging products and pressure sensitive materials in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Packaging, Global Packaging, and Pressure Sensitive Materials. Bemis has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bemis as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Bemis Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ball Corporation ( BLL) is down $2.01 (-4.2%) to $45.33 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Ball Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 858,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.24-$46.27 after having opened the day at $44.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.34.

Ball Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries in the United States and internationally. Ball Corporation has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ball Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ball Corporation 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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