Consumer Non-Durables Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 127 points (0.8%) at 15,307 as of Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Gildan Activewear ( GIL), up 1.7%, and Fibria Celulose ( FBR), up 1.0%.

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

5. Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sealed Air Corporation is up $0.30 (1.23) to $24.60 on light volume Thus far, 451,018 shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.36-$24.70 after having opened the day at $24.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.30.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 38.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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4. As of noon trading, Foot Locker ( FL) is up $0.70 (2.02) to $35.36 on light volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Foot Locker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.72-$35.38 after having opened the day at $34.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.66.

Foot Locker, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. Foot Locker has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Foot Locker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Foot Locker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Foot Locker Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, VF Corporation ( VFC) is up $1.64 (0.87) to $189.80 on light volume Thus far, 188,944 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 525,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $187.80-$190.00 after having opened the day at $188.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $188.16.

V.F. Corporation designs and manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. VF Corporation has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate VF Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VF Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full VF Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ralph Lauren ( RL) is up $2.28 (1.29) to $178.38 on light volume Thus far, 206,386 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 595,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $175.33-$178.89 after having opened the day at $175.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $176.10.

Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ralph Lauren a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ralph Lauren as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Ralph Lauren Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is up $0.64 (0.99) to $65.60 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.59-$65.73 after having opened the day at $65.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.96.

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 $7.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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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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