5 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 15,069 as of Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,670 issues advancing vs. 1,254 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.16 versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Titan International ( TWI), up 5.1%, Crocs ( CROX), up 2.7%, Mobile Mini ( MINI), up 2.4%, Energizer Holdings ( ENR), up 0.9% and Owens-Illinois ( OI), up 1.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was Sappi ( SPP), up 4.09.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Packaging Corporation of America ( PKG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Packaging Corporation of America is up $0.33 (0.67) to $49.42 on average volume Thus far, 469,254 shares of Packaging Corporation of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 967,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.73-$49.52 after having opened the day at $49.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.09.

Packaging Corporation of America engages in the manufacture and sale of containerboard and corrugated packaging products for industrial and consumer markets in the United States. Packaging Corporation of America has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Packaging Corporation of America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Packaging Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Packaging Corporation of America Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP) is up $0.99 (1.23) to $81.49 on average volume Thus far, 319,558 shares of Tupperware Brands Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 611,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.54-$81.53 after having opened the day at $80.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.50.

Tupperware Brands Corporation operates as a direct seller of various products across a range of brands and categories through an independent sales force worldwide. Tupperware Brands Corporation has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tupperware Brands Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Nu Skin ( NUS) is up $0.95 (1.74) to $55.45 on light volume Thus far, 391,829 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.52-$55.90 after having opened the day at $54.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.50.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands worldwide. Nu Skin has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 47.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nu Skin 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Nu Skin Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Avon Products ( AVP) is up $0.12 (0.52) to $23.41 on light volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.24-$23.50 after having opened the day at $23.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.29.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. Avon Products has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 62.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avon Products as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Avon Products Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is up $0.30 (0.64) to $46.82 on light volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.27-$47.10 after having opened the day at $46.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.52.

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 26.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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, increase in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. 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 International Paper Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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