Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Consumer Non-Durables Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

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

4. KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation ( KS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation is up $0.78 (2.7%) to $29.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 673,449 shares of KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 616,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.99-$30.71 after having opened the day at $29.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.61.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation engages in the production, sale, and export of unbleached kraft paper products and corrugated products in the United States and internationally. KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Sealed Air Corporation ( SEE) is up $0.41 (1.3%) to $31.86 on average volume. Thus far, 929,855 shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.16-$32.04 after having opened the day at $31.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.45.

Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Sealed Air Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT) is up $1.56 (1.5%) to $103.36 on average volume. Thus far, 426,073 shares of Rock-Tenn Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 769,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.46-$105.18 after having opened the day at $101.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.80.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells corrugated and consumer packaging products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and China. The company operates in three segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Recycling. Rock-Tenn Company has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Rock-Tenn Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Rock-Tenn Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is up $0.54 (1.1%) to $47.96 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.31-$48.38 after having opened the day at $47.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.42.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. International Paper has a market cap of $20.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full International Paper 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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