PVH Corp (PVH): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

PVH ( PVH) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, PVH fell $1.33 (-1.1%) to $125.58 on light volume. Throughout the day, 624,908 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 895,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $125.05-$127.81 after having opened the day at $126.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.91. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Zep ( ZEP), down 19.0%, Verso Paper ( VRS), down 5.3%, Northern Technologies International ( NTIC), down 4.4% and Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), down 3.1%.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PVH as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 7.9%, Xerium Technologies ( XRM), up 5.4%, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), up 4.5% and Mannatech ( MTEX), up 4.2% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with International Paper ( IP) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

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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