Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Winner

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Nu Skin ( NUS) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Nu Skin rose $1.28 (1.6%) to $80.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 909,663 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,066,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $77.56-$80.65 after having opened the day at $80.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.27. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Malibu Boats Inc Class A ( MBUU), up 7.3%, Prestige Brands Holdings ( PBH), up 5.9%, Tofutti Brands ( TOF), up 4.8% and Global-Tech Advanced Innovations ( GAI), up 4.0%.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under the Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. Nu Skin has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 42.6% 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 notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Nova Lifestyle ( NVFY), down 18.9%, Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), down 13.7%, Crumbs Bake Shop ( CRMB), down 8.5% and SGOCO Group ( SGOC), down 8.1% , were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with Whitewave Foods Company ( WWAV) 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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