3 Stocks Dragging The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 15,601 as of Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,233 issues advancing vs. 1,686 declining with 120 unchanged.

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

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Fibria Celulose ( FBR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fibria Celulose is down $0.21 (-1.9%) to $11.01 on average volume. Thus far, 739,334 shares of Fibria Celulose exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.99-$11.15 after having opened the day at $11.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.22.

Fibria Celulose S.A. engages in the production, sale, and export of short fiber pulp. The company primarily offers bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp used in the manufacture of toilet paper; uncoated and coated paper for printing and writing; and coated cardboard for packaging. Fibria Celulose has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fibria Celulose a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fibria Celulose as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time. Get the full Fibria Celulose Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ecolab ( ECL) is down $1.09 (-1.2%) to $92.53 on light volume. Thus far, 352,877 shares of Ecolab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.00-$93.52 after having opened the day at $93.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.62.

Ecolab Inc. develops and markets programs, products, and services for hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. Ecolab has a market cap of $27.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 30.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Ecolab Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $0.62 (-1.3%) to $48.78 on light volume. Thus far, 933,976 shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.78-$49.50 after having opened the day at $49.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.40.

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 $22.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 24.0% 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 solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. 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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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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