Consumer Non-Durables Stocks On The Rise With Help From 4 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 16,380 as of Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,832 issues advancing vs. 1,123 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT), up 3.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Steven Madden ( SHOO), up 2.8%.

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

4. Fibria Celulose ( FBR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fibria Celulose is up $0.24 (2.1%) to $11.47 on average volume. Thus far, 446,778 shares of Fibria Celulose exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 774,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.28-$11.51 after having opened the day at $11.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.23.

Fibria Celulose S.A. engages in the production, sale, and export of short fiber pulp. The company primarily offers bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp used in the manufacture of toilet paper; uncoated and coated paper for printing and writing; and coated cardboard for packaging. Fibria Celulose has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Fibria Celulose a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fibria Celulose as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fibria Celulose Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is up $0.48 (0.7%) to $73.92 on average volume. Thus far, 642,073 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.58-$74.18 after having opened the day at $73.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.44.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is up $0.96 (1.7%) to $58.31 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.29-$58.48 after having opened the day at $58.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.35.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Lululemon Athletica Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is up $0.67 (0.7%) to $104.40 on average volume. Thus far, 757,521 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.90-$104.73 after having opened the day at $104.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.73.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $39.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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