Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

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Nu Skin ( NUS) 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 0.3%. By the end of trading, Nu Skin rose $2.92 (3.5%) to $87.13 on average volume. Throughout the day, 993,616 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,030,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $84.00-$87.80 after having opened the day at $84.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.21. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Mannatech ( MTEX), up 36.4%, Fibria Celulose ( FBR), up 5.1%, Wausau Paper Corporation ( WPP), up 3.7% and Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), up 2.6%.

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.

On the negative front, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), down 18.0%, Blyth ( BTH), down 7.0%, China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), down 5.4% and Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 5.1% , were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Coach ( COH) 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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