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

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PVH ( PVH) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, PVH rose $3.15 (2.7%) to $121.24 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,924,445 shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 932,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $118.09-$122.63 after having opened the day at $118.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.09. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Standard Register Company ( SR), up 10.4%, Nova Lifestyle ( NVFY), up 7.7%, Universal Electronics ( UEIC), up 7.4% and UniFirst Corporation ( UNF), up 7.4%.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $9.6 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 negative front, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), down 13.9%, Orient Paper ( ONP), down 10.3%, American Apparel ( APP), down 6.1% and Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), down 5.1% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Energizer Holdings ( ENR) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

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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