PVH Corp (PVH): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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PVH ( PVH) 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 2.9%. By the end of trading, PVH fell $2.27 (-1.6%) to $135.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 819,245 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 768,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $135.17-$137.99 after having opened the day at $137.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.62. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Vince ( VNCE), down 4.7%, Sequential Brands Group ( SQBG), down 4.2%, Female Health Company ( FHCO), down 3.3% and Prestige Brands Holdings ( PBH), down 3.3%.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Currently there are 8 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 387.7%, Delta Apparel ( DLA), up 9.2%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 8.2% and American Apparel ( APP), up 5.5% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT) 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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