Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Consumer Non-Durables Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 17,122 as of Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,632 issues advancing vs. 1,319 declining with 192 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Energizer Holdings ( ENR), up 1.2%, International Paper ( IP), up 0.7% and Kimberly-Clark ( KMB), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 1.0%.

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

3. Goodyear Tire & Rubber ( GT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Goodyear Tire & Rubber is up $0.46 (1.8%) to $25.58 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.20-$25.66 after having opened the day at $25.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.12.

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes tires, and related products and services in the United States and internationally. Goodyear Tire & Rubber has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 5.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Goodyear Tire & Rubber a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goodyear Tire & Rubber 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 and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Goodyear Tire & Rubber Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Foot Locker ( FL) is up $0.72 (1.3%) to $56.09 on average volume. Thus far, 864,790 shares of Foot Locker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.46-$56.12 after having opened the day at $55.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.37.

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Foot Locker, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. Foot Locker has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 33.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Foot Locker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Foot Locker as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Foot Locker Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Herbalife ( HLF) is up $1.08 (2.2%) to $50.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Herbalife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.15-$52.15 after having opened the day at $49.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.49.

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Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products worldwide. Herbalife has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 37.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Herbalife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Herbalife as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Herbalife 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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