Estee Lauder Cos Inc (EL): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.4%. By the end of trading, Estee Lauder Cos fell $1.56 (-2.1%) to $74.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,356,599 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,703,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $73.72-$75.18 after having opened the day at $74.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.62. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: UFP Technologies ( UFPT), down 5.0%, Exceed ( EDS), down 2.8%, Resolute Forest Products ( RFP), down 2.6% and Blyth ( BTH), down 2.5%.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

On the positive front, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), up 282.3%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 10.5%, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), up 4.2% and Core Molding Technologies ( CMT), up 3.5% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Ball ( BLL) 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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