3 Stocks Underperforming Today In 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. A company within the industry that fell today was Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 1.0%. 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%.

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

3. Brown Shoe ( BWS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brown Shoe is down $1.32 (-4.2%) to $30.05 on heavy volume. Thus far, 823,638 shares of Brown Shoe exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 224,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.53-$31.53 after having opened the day at $28.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.37.

Brown Shoe Company, Inc., a footwear company, retails and wholesales footwear worldwide. The company operates through Famous Footwear, Wholesale Operations, Specialty Retail, and Other segments. Brown Shoe has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Brown Shoe a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brown Shoe as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Brown Shoe Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deckers Outdoor ( DECK) is down $2.01 (-2.1%) to $91.80 on average volume. Thus far, 300,755 shares of Deckers Outdoor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 595,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.62-$93.78 after having opened the day at $92.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.81.

Deckers Outdoor Corporation designs, markets, and distributes footwear, apparel, and accessories for outdoor activities and casual lifestyle use for men, women, and children. Deckers Outdoor has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Deckers Outdoor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deckers Outdoor 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, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Deckers Outdoor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kate Spade ( KATE) is down $0.35 (-1.1%) to $32.40 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Kate Spade exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.36-$32.99 after having opened the day at $32.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.75.

Kate Spade & Company, together with its subsidiaries, primarily designs and markets a range of apparel and accessories. It operates through KATE SPADE, Adelington Design Group, and JUICY COUTURE segments. Kate Spade has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Kate Spade a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kate Spade as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. Get the full Kate Spade 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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