Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NUS): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Nu Skin ( NUS) 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 1.0%. By the end of trading, Nu Skin fell $6.20 (-7.1%) to $81.38 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,565,708 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,110,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $81.18-$87.00 after having opened the day at $84.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.58. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Standard Register ( SR), down 14.2%, Ever-Glory International Group ( EVK), down 11.3%, American Apparel ( APP), down 7.8% and Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), down 5.4%.

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 $5.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 36.6% 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 reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), up 277.5%, Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), up 6.0%, STR Holdings ( STRI), up 3.2% and Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), up 2.7%.

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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