4 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

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

4. Nu Skin ( NUS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nu Skin is up $9.59 (14.4%) to $76.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 817,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.83-$76.67 after having opened the day at $73.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.57.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands worldwide. Nu Skin has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 73.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nu Skin 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Nu Skin Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Herbalife ( HLF) is up $1.72 (3.5%) to $50.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Herbalife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.30-$51.00 after having opened the day at $49.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.90.

Herbalife Ltd., a network marketing company, sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products worldwide. Herbalife has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 48.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Herbalife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Herbalife as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Herbalife Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is up $0.80 (1.2%) to $67.39 on average volume. Thus far, 686,223 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 $66.59-$67.52 after having opened the day at $66.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.59.

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 $16.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 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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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is up $0.46 (0.8%) to $58.46 on light volume. Thus far, 931,628 shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.08-$58.83 after having opened the day at $58.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.01.

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 $16.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Coach a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach 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, 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. Get the full Coach 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).
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