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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4. As of noon trading, Under Armour ( UA) is up $1.72 (2.5%) to $71.22 on average volume. Thus far, 777,425 shares of Under Armour exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.27-$71.49 after having opened the day at $69.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.50.

Under Armour, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Under Armour has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 43.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Under Armour a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Under Armour as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Under Armour Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, VF Corporation ( VFC) is up $1.49 (0.8%) to $199.80 on light volume. Thus far, 146,302 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 485,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $198.67-$199.97 after having opened the day at $199.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $198.31.

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 $22.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 31.4% 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 4 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, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full VF Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ralph Lauren ( RL) is up $5.20 (3.0%) to $178.32 on heavy volume. Thus far, 924,539 shares of Ralph Lauren exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 636,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $173.11-$179.20 after having opened the day at $174.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $173.13.

Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 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 Ralph Lauren Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Nike ( NKE) is up $0.61 (0.9%) to $66.24 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Nike exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.78-$66.29 after having opened the day at $66.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.63.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, as well as in the provision of services to men, women, and kids worldwide. Nike has a market cap of $47.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nike a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nike 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 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 Nike Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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