3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 52 points (0.3%) at 17,129 as of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,998 issues advancing vs. 975 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 0.8%.

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

3. Ecolab ( ECL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ecolab is up $0.77 (0.7%) to $115.35 on light volume. Thus far, 270,729 shares of Ecolab exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 793,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.47-$115.46 after having opened the day at $114.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.58.

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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 $34.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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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