PVH Corp (PVH): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Laggard

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PVH ( PVH) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, PVH fell $2.78 (-2.3%) to $117.54 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,404,009 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 874,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $117.20-$121.58 after having opened the day at $120.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.32. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were: Andersons ( ANDE), down 8.8%, Black Diamond ( BDE), down 8.2%, Annie's ( BNNY), down 7.6% and Reeds ( REED), down 6.0%.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

On the positive front, Origin Agritech ( SEED), up 12.1%, Packaging Corporation of America ( PKG), up 9.9%, Agria Corporation ( GRO), up 7.5% and Amira Nature Foods ( ANFI), up 7.3% , were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with International Paper ( IP) being today's featured consumer goods sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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