5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Downward

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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 fell today was Tumi Holdings ( TUMI), up 11.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP), up 4.7%.

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

5. Inter Parfums ( IPAR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Inter Parfums is down $2.30 (-7.0%) to $30.43 on heavy volume. Thus far, 306,857 shares of Inter Parfums exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 164,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.21-$33.09 after having opened the day at $32.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.73.

Inter Parfums, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of fragrances and fragrance related products worldwide. Inter Parfums has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 70.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Inter Parfums a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Inter Parfums as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. 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 Inter Parfums Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Elizabeth Arden ( RDEN) is down $7.69 (-19.1%) to $32.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Elizabeth Arden exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 155,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.37-$34.00 after having opened the day at $33.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.29.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc., a beauty products company, engages in the manufacture, distribution, marketing, and sale of fragrances, skin care, and cosmetic products worldwide. Elizabeth Arden has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Elizabeth Arden a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Elizabeth Arden as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Elizabeth Arden Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Crocs ( CROX) is down $0.84 (-6.0%) to $13.17 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Crocs exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.96-$13.59 after having opened the day at $13.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.01.

Crocs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of footwear, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Crocs has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Crocs a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Crocs as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels 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 Crocs Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is down $0.40 (-0.6%) to $66.24 on average volume. Thus far, 701,092 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.89-$66.96 after having opened the day at $66.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.64.

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 $16.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 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. 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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1. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is down $0.54 (-0.6%) to $98.42 on light volume. Thus far, 597,342 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.83-$99.16 after having opened the day at $99.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.96.

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 $38.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kimberly-Clark Corporation 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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