3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 92 points (0.6%) at 16,652 as of Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,209 issues advancing vs. 757 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was International Paper ( IP), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was Kate Spade ( KATE), up 7.9%.

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

3. Rock-Tenn Company Class A ( RKT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rock-Tenn Company Class A is down $0.95 (-1.0%) to $95.03 on heavy volume. Thus far, 551,544 shares of Rock-Tenn Company Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 608,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.39-$96.61 after having opened the day at $95.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.98.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells corrugated and consumer packaging products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and China. The company operates in three segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Recycling. Rock-Tenn Company Class A has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Rock-Tenn Company Class A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn Company Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Rock-Tenn Company Class A Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is down $0.71 (-1.8%) to $38.58 on light volume. Thus far, 953,804 shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.52-$39.53 after having opened the day at $39.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.29.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 33.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica 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 deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Lululemon Athletica Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is down $0.38 (-1.1%) to $35.60 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.39-$36.09 after having opened the day at $36.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.98.

Coach, Inc. designs and markets bags, accessories, business cases, footwear, wearables, jewelry, sunwear, travel bags, watches, and fragrances for women and men in the United States and internationally. Coach has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 35.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Coach a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Coach 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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