Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.Coach ( COH) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Coach rose $0.73 (1.4%) to $54.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,920,548 shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,108,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $53.83-$54.63 after having opened the day at $53.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.90. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Blyth ( BTH), up 17.6%, Amira Nature Foods ( ANFI), up 11.9%, Mercer International ( MERC), up 10.7% and China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), up 8.0%.
Coach, Inc. designs and markets bags, accessories, business cases, footwear, wearables, jewelry, sunwear, travel bags, watches, and fragrances for women and men in the United States and internationally. Coach has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Coach a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Coach 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.