Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc (FNP): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies rose $0.30 (1.1%) to $28.70 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,846,237 shares of Fifth & Pacific Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,484,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.71-$28.98 after having opened the day at $27.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.40. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Domtar ( UFS), up 11.5%, Modine Manufacturing Company ( MOD), up 10.6%, Tyson Foods ( TSN), up 8.4% and PH Glatfelter Company ( GLT), up 7.2%.

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 $3.4 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fifth & Pacific Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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 negative front, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 51.7%, Mattel ( MAT), down 12.0%, S&W Seed Company ( SANW), down 10.5% and Johnson Outdoors ( JOUT), down 9.4% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with PACCAR ( PCAR) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

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