4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Consumer Non-Durables Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 16,035 as of Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,397 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Schweitzer-Mauduit International ( SWM) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Schweitzer-Mauduit International is down $1.34 (-2.6%) to $49.37 on average volume. Thus far, 62,850 shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 166,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.27-$50.44 after having opened the day at $50.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.71.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. manufactures and sells paper and reconstituted tobacco products to the tobacco industry; and specialized paper products for use in various applications. It operates in two segments, Paper and Reconstituted Tobacco. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Schweitzer-Mauduit International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schweitzer-Mauduit International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Schweitzer-Mauduit International Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Quiksilver ( ZQK) is down $0.26 (-3.2%) to $8.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Quiksilver exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.09-$8.36 after having opened the day at $8.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.38.

Quiksilver, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes branded apparel, footwear, accessories, and related products primarily for men, women, and children. It also offers snowboarding equipment. Quiksilver has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Quiksilver a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Quiksilver as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Quiksilver Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) is down $0.27 (-0.8%) to $32.25 on light volume. Thus far, 323,320 shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.21-$32.65 after having opened the day at $32.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.52.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 85.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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. Get the full Sealed Air Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PVH ( PVH) is down $0.86 (-0.7%) to $129.25 on average volume. Thus far, 452,830 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 917,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $128.00-$130.70 after having opened the day at $130.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.11.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Currently there are 6 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 increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PVH Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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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