4 Stocks Boosting The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 15,098 as of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,393 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Fibria Celulose ( FBR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fibria Celulose is up $0.42 (3.9%) to $11.09 on average volume. Thus far, 693,300 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 $10.64-$11.15 after having opened the day at $10.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.67.

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 $5.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Nu Skin ( NUS) is up $2.20 (2.6%) to $86.41 on average volume. Thus far, 441,082 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.00-$86.60 after having opened the day at $84.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.21.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands worldwide. Nu Skin has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 127.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nu Skin as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nu Skin Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is up $0.55 (1.2%) to $47.89 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.05-$48.13 after having opened the day at $47.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.34.

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 $21.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Nike ( NKE) is up $0.43 (0.7%) to $63.92 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 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 $63.34-$64.31 after having opened the day at $63.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.49.

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 $45.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. 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 4 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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