Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Lululemon Athletica fell $0.76 (-1.5%) to $49.12 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,100,348 shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,377,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $48.85-$50.17 after having opened the day at $50.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.88. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 21.4%, Verso Paper ( VRS), down 14.8%, Mannatech ( MTEX), down 6.0% and Tandy Leather Factory ( TLF), down 5.9%.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 15.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), up 13.4%, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), up 9.8%, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), up 9.4% and Sequential Brands Group ( SQBG), up 8.8% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT) 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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