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.Herbalife ( HLF) 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 0.8%. By the end of trading, Herbalife rose $2.17 (3.1%) to $71.85 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,713,008 shares of Herbalife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,788,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $69.24-$72.15 after having opened the day at $69.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.68. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 19.5%, Mercer International ( MERC), up 4.0%, Delta Apparel ( DLA), up 3.2% and Lululemon Athletica ( LULU), up 2.4%.
Herbalife Ltd., through its subsidiaries, produces and distributes weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products worldwide. Herbalife has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 111.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Herbalife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Herbalife 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, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.