BTH, KS And RKT, 3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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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%. A company within the industry that fell today was Sappi ( SPP), up 4.09. 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%.

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

3. Blyth ( BTH) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Blyth is down $2.42 (-14.2%) to $14.57 on heavy volume Thus far, 448,108 shares of Blyth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 408,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.11-$15.21 after having opened the day at $15.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.99.

Blyth, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-channel company in the home fragrance and decorative accessories industry. The company designs, markets, and distributes various decorative and functional household products. Blyth has a market cap of $281.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 130.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Blyth as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Blyth Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation ( KS) is down $0.73 (-2.5%) to $29.09 on average volume Thus far, 137,050 shares of KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 262,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.01-$30.30 after having opened the day at $29.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.82.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation engages in the production, sale, and export of unbleached kraft paper products and corrugated products in the United States and internationally. KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has a market cap of $1.4 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 34.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT) is down $0.88 (-0.8%) to $102.62 on average volume Thus far, 299,804 shares of Rock-Tenn Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 734,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.11-$103.51 after having opened the day at $103.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.50.

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 $7.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 48.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Rock-Tenn Company 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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