3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 16,759 as of Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,419 issues advancing vs. 1,541 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

3. Ecolab ( ECL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ecolab is down $0.76 (-0.7%) to $107.39 on light volume. Thus far, 312,660 shares of Ecolab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 897,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.06-$108.04 after having opened the day at $107.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.15.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. Ecolab has a market cap of $32.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ecolab Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL) is down $0.47 (-0.6%) to $76.02 on light volume. Thus far, 391,968 shares of Estee Lauder Cos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.97-$76.56 after having opened the day at $76.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.49.

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 $17.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 1.6% 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 4 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is down $2.75 (-2.9%) to $91.15 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.54-$93.90 after having opened the day at $93.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.90.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited is engaged in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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 Michael Kors Holdings 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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