4 Stocks Dragging 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 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 lower today:

4. VF Corporation ( VFC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, VF Corporation is down $1.87 (-0.9%) to $195.07 on heavy volume. Thus far, 397,315 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 517,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $193.51-$196.37 after having opened the day at $194.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $196.94.

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 $21.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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. Get the full VF Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is down $0.81 (-1.2%) to $66.76 on light volume. Thus far, 524,859 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.71-$68.12 after having opened the day at $67.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.57.

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 $15.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $0.21 (-0.4%) to $47.51 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.42-$48.10 after having opened the day at $47.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.72.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. International Paper has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. 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 International Paper Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is down $1.47 (-1.5%) to $98.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.14-$98.91 after having opened the day at $97.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.49.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $38.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 Kimberly-Clark Corporation 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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