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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