NUS, KMB And NKE, 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 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 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 $1.53 (-3.1%) to $47.84 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Nu Skin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.70-$49.97 after having opened the day at $49.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.37.

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 $2.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 64.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nu Skin a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Nu Skin Ratings Report now.

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