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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 110 points (0.6%) at 17,054 as of Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,026 issues advancing vs. 1,002 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%. Top gainers within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), up 4.4%, CCA Industries ( CAW), up 8.7%, Wausau Paper ( WPP), up 2.5%, Myers Industries ( MYE), up 1.8% and Rogers ( ROG), up 1.6%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Myers Industries ( MYE) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. Myers Industries was up $0.34 (1.8%) to $19.48 on light volume. Throughout the day, 50,867 shares of Myers Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 210,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.16-$19.50 after having opened the day at $19.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.14.

Myers Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Myers Industries has a market cap of $637.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Myers Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Myers Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MYE go as follows:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.51, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.23, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • MYERS INDUSTRIES INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MYERS INDUSTRIES INC reported lower earnings of $0.77 versus $0.88 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.07 versus $0.77).
  • MYE, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 5.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 2.9%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Containers & Packaging industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 91.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $7.88 million to $0.68 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Myers Industries Ratings Report

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At the close, Wausau Paper ( WPP) was up $0.26 (2.5%) to $10.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 178,072 shares of Wausau Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 209,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.29-$10.54 after having opened the day at $10.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.25.

Wausau Paper Corp. manufactures, converts, and sells towel and tissue products primarily in the United States and Canada. Wausau Paper has a market cap of $511.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Wausau Paper a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Wausau Paper as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on WPP go as follows:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Paper & Forest Products industry. The net income increased by 83.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$29.61 million to -$4.90 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$7.33 million or 22.59% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -15.65%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.91, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.49 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Paper & Forest Products industry and the overall market, WAUSAU PAPER CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for WAUSAU PAPER CORP is rather low; currently it is at 23.87%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Wausau Paper Ratings Report

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China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI) was another company that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. China Shengda Packaging Group was up $0.04 (4.4%) to $0.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 500 shares of China Shengda Packaging Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.92-$0.95 after having opened the day at $0.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.91.

China Shengda Packaging Group Inc., a paper packaging company, designs, manufactures, and sells flexo-printed and color-printed corrugated paper cartons of various sizes and strengths primarily in the People's Republic of China. China Shengda Packaging Group has a market cap of $36.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate China Shengda Packaging Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Shengda Packaging Group as a hold. 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CPGI go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 5.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 19.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • CPGI's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.22 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.16, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Containers & Packaging industry and the overall market, CHINA SHENGDA PACKAGING GP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA SHENGDA PACKAGING GP is rather low; currently it is at 19.13%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -1.66% trails that of the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Shengda Packaging Group Ratings Report

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