4 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,558 as of Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,251 declining with 101 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

4. Sonoco Products Company ( SON) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sonoco Products Company is up $0.86 (2.3%) to $37.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 352,848 shares of Sonoco Products Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 288,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.89-$38.50 after having opened the day at $37.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.10.

Sonoco Products Company engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial and consumer packaging products in the United States, Europe, Canada, and other regions. Sonoco Products Company has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Sonoco Products Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sonoco Products Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Sonoco Products Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Owens-Illinois ( OI) is up $0.49 (1.7%) to $29.80 on light volume. Thus far, 313,879 shares of Owens-Illinois exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.40-$29.97 after having opened the day at $29.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.31.

Owens-Illinois, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells glass container products to food and beverage manufacturers primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia Pacific. Owens-Illinois has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 37.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Owens-Illinois a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Ralph Lauren ( RL) is up $1.58 (0.9%) to $180.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 763,710 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 627,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $179.59-$181.67 after having opened the day at $179.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $179.22.

Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ralph Lauren Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Herbalife ( HLF) is up $1.62 (2.9%) to $57.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Herbalife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.11-$57.55 after having opened the day at $56.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.80.

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 $5.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 69.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Herbalife 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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