Packaging Corporation Of America (PKG): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

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Packaging Corporation of America ( PKG) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Packaging Corporation of America rose $0.59 (1.1%) to $54.80 on light volume. Throughout the day, 522,978 shares of Packaging Corporation of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 819,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $54.50-$55.14 after having opened the day at $54.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.21. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), up 6.2%, ACCO Brands ( ACCO), up 4.1%, Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP), up 4.1% and Sappi ( SPP), up 3.8%.

Packaging Corporation of America engages in the manufacture and sale of containerboard and corrugated packaging products for industrial and consumer markets in the United States. Packaging Corporation of America has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 40.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Packaging Corporation of America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Packaging Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Elizabeth Arden ( RDEN), down 16.7%, Tumi Holdings ( TUMI), down 11.6%, STR Holdings ( STRI), down 5.8% and Crocs ( CROX), down 5.6% , were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Avon Products ( AVP) being today's consumer non-durables industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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