Coach Inc. (COH): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Coach ( COH) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Coach fell $0.83 (-1.4%) to $57.76 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,455,804 shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,651,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $57.00-$58.31 after having opened the day at $58.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.59. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 6.2%, STR Holdings ( STRI), down 5.3%, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), down 5.2% and Foot Locker ( FL), down 5.0%.
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Coach, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of handbags, accessories, wearables, footwear, jewelry, sunwear, travel bags, watches, and fragrances for women and men in the United States and internationally. Coach has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Coach a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Mannatech ( MTEX), down 4.5%, Procter & Gamble ( PG), down 4.0%, Northern Technologies International ( NTIC), down 3.5% and Forward Industries ( FORD), down 3.1%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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