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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