Herbalife Ltd. (HLF): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Winner

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Herbalife ( HLF) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today making it today's featured consumer non-durables winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Herbalife rose $2.20 (4.0%) to $57.30 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,810,296 shares of Herbalife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,672,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.34-$57.46 after having opened the day at $55.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.10. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that increased today were: Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), up 29.2%, China XD Plastics ( CXDC), up 10.6%, American Apparel ( APP), up 8.4% and Verso Paper ( VRS), up 7.7%.

Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products worldwide. Herbalife has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 30.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Herbalife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Herbalife 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, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 5.7%, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU), down 5.1%, CTI Industries Corporation ( CTIB), down 4.0% and Owens-Illinois ( OI), down 2.4% , were all laggards within the consumer non-durables industry with Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) being today's consumer non-durables industry laggard.

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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