Foot Locker Inc (FL): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

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Foot Locker ( FL) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Foot Locker rose $0.54 (1.4%) to $38.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,473,880 shares of Foot Locker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,878,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $38.00-$38.83 after having opened the day at $38.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.47. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), up 68.1%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), up 13.5%, Herbalife ( HLF), up 6.7% and Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), up 6.3%.

Foot Locker, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. Foot Locker has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Foot Locker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Foot Locker 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, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share 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.

On the negative front, Verso Paper ( VRS), down 12.5%, ACCO Brands ( ACCO), down 8.2%, Orient Paper ( ONP), down 7.9% and Core Molding Technologies ( CMT), down 6.4% , were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) being today's consumer non-durables industry laggard.

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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