Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Nu Skin ( NUS) 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 down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Nu Skin fell $4.08 (-4.9%) to $78.70 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,258,715 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,025,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $78.33-$84.43 after having opened the day at $84.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.78. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 19.3%, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), down 18.5%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 17.6% and American Apparel ( APP), down 13.5%.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands worldwide. Nu Skin has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 40.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nu Skin as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front, Verso Paper ( VRS), up 6.2%, Superior Uniform Group ( SGC), up 4.8%, Core Molding Technologies ( CMT), up 3.5% and TriState Capital Holdings ( TSC), up 3.4% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) 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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