NUS, VFC And KORS, 3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 99 points (0.6%) at 17,076 as of Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,467 issues advancing vs. 494 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Foot Locker ( FL), up 2.4%, Packaging Corp of America ( PKG), up 2.3%, Crown Holdings ( CCK), up 2.1% and Ball ( BLL), up 1.6%.

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

3. Nu Skin ( NUS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nu Skin is down $4.85 (-7.3%) to $61.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 963,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.80-$62.80 after having opened the day at $62.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.51.

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 $4.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 51.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nu Skin Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, VF ( VFC) is down $0.48 (-0.8%) to $61.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of VF exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.12-$61.89 after having opened the day at $61.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.60.

V.F. Corporation designs, manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. VF has a market cap of $27.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate VF a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full VF Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is down $0.54 (-0.7%) to $81.32 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.23-$83.44 after having opened the day at $83.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.86.

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 $16.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 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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