VF Corporation (VFC): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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VF Corporation ( VFC) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, VF Corporation rose $2.04 (1.0%) to $199.53 on average volume. Throughout the day, 596,242 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 516,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $195.61-$199.85 after having opened the day at $195.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $197.49. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 12.3%, Berry Plastics Group ( BERY), up 10.9%, Orbital Corporation ( OBT), up 9.3% and Tufco Technologies ( TFCO), up 9.2%.

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 $21.7 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 30.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Jakks Pacific ( JAKK), down 39.1%, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), down 10.2%, Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), down 9.5% and Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), down 9.2%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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