3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Consumer Non-Durables Industry

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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%.

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

3. Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rock-Tenn Company is down $1.61 (-1.5%) to $105.44 on light volume Thus far, 229,315 shares of Rock-Tenn Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 732,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.26-$107.03 after having opened the day at $107.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.05.

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 $7.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 53.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Rock-Tenn Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn Company 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. 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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2. As of noon trading, Avon Products ( AVP) is down $0.13 (-0.6%) to $23.26 on light volume Thus far, 978,215 shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.15-$23.46 after having opened the day at $23.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.39.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. Avon Products has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 62.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is down $0.78 (-1.1%) to $69.42 on light volume Thus far, 449,590 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 $69.26-$70.35 after having opened the day at $70.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.20.

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 $16.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos 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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