4 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,456 as of Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,181 declining with 172 unchanged.

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

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

4. Domtar ( UFS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Domtar is down $2.91 (-3.1%) to $90.88 on average volume. Thus far, 156,171 shares of Domtar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 317,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.79-$92.24 after having opened the day at $91.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.79.

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes communications papers, specialty and packaging papers, and adult incontinence products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Pulp and Paper, Distribution, and Personal Care. Domtar has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Domtar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Domtar 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Domtar Ratings Report now.

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