3 Stocks Pulling The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 24 points (0.1%) at 16,720 as of Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,382 issues advancing vs. 1,595 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Owens-Illinois ( OI), up 1.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Avon Products ( AVP) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Avon Products is down $0.16 (-1.1%) to $13.50 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Avon Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.48-$13.67 after having opened the day at $13.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.65.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. Avon Products has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 20.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Avon Products a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avon Products as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Avon Products Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Nu Skin ( NUS) is down $1.51 (-1.9%) to $76.11 on average volume. Thus far, 750,079 shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.80-$78.18 after having opened the day at $77.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.62.

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 $4.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 43.8% 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, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Nu Skin Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $0.32 (-0.7%) to $47.03 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.94-$47.44 after having opened the day at $47.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.35.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. International Paper has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full International Paper Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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