5 Stocks Improving Performance Of 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 52 points (0.3%) at 15,523 as of Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,945 issues advancing vs. 956 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP), up 4.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Tumi Holdings ( TUMI), up 11.4%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Rock-Tenn Company is up $1.77 (1.5%) to $117.17 on light volume. Thus far, 187,863 shares of Rock-Tenn Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 636,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.71-$117.46 after having opened the day at $115.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.40.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells corrugated and consumer packaging products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and China. Rock-Tenn Company has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 65.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Rock-Tenn Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Rock-Tenn Company Ratings Report now.

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