Coach Inc. (COH): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Coach ( COH) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Coach fell $0.75 (-1.3%) to $55.72 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,053,997 shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,249,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $55.35-$56.45 after having opened the day at $56.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.47. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 19.2%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 5.0%, Verso Paper ( VRS), down 4.9% and Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), down 3.5%.

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 $15.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Coach a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 11.4%, AEP Industries ( AEPI), up 6.2%, Forward Industries ( FORD), up 3.8% and G-III Apparel Group ( GIII), up 3.4% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Under Armour ( UA) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

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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