Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc (FNP): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP) 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 up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies fell $0.54 (-1.6%) to $32.10 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,083,617 shares of Fifth & Pacific Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,274,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $32.07-$32.96 after having opened the day at $32.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.64. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), down 7.8%, Superior Uniform Group ( SGC), down 5.5%, American Apparel ( APP), down 3.3% and Delta Apparel ( DLA), down 2.4%.

Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of a range of apparel and accessories. The company operates in four segments: JUICY COUTURE, LUCKY BRAND, KATE SPADE, and Adelington Design Group. Fifth & Pacific Companies has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 158.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fifth & Pacific Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth & Pacific Companies as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Tufco Technologies ( TFCO), up 17.9%, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 12.0%, STR Holdings ( STRI), up 10.3% and Orient Paper ( ONP), up 7.3% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with PVH ( PVH) 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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