4 Stocks Moving The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 15,304 as of Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 979 issues advancing vs. 1,985 declining with 110 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.33 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.37.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos is up $0.42 (0.60) to $70.56 on light volume Thus far, 565,379 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.69-$70.68 after having opened the day at $70.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.14.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is up $0.75 (1.61) to $47.25 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.71-$47.37 after having opened the day at $45.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.50.

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 $21.2 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 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance 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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2. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is up $0.97 (1.24) to $79.43 on light volume Thus far, 735,311 shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.80-$79.89 after having opened the day at $77.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.46.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Lululemon Athletica Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is up $0.41 (0.40) to $102.56 on light volume Thus far, 653,167 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.09-$102.81 after having opened the day at $101.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.15.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $39.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Kimberly-Clark 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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