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PVH ( PVH) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, PVH fell $1.30 (-1.1%) to $118.51 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,486,124 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 725,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $116.91-$119.56 after having opened the day at $118.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.81. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Tofutti Brands ( TOF), down 7.9%, Truett-Hurst ( THST), down 7.3%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), down 5.8% and Mannatech ( MTEX), down 5.7%.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PVH as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Castle Brands Incorporated ( ROX), up 7.6%, Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), up 5.7%, Bridgford Foods Corporation ( BRID), up 4.7% and Nike ( NKE), up 4.7% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Cooper Tire & Rubber Company ( CTB) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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