3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 72 points (-0.4%) at 17,208 as of Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 456 issues advancing vs. 2,548 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%.

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

3. International Paper ( IP) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, International Paper is up $0.45 (0.9%) to $49.38 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.34-$50.00 after having opened the day at $49.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.93.

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International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. International Paper has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate International Paper a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full International Paper Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive ( CL) is up $0.57 (0.9%) to $65.85 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Colgate-Palmolive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.31-$65.88 after having opened the day at $65.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.28.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive has a market cap of $59.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Colgate-Palmolive a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 Colgate-Palmolive Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is up $0.48 (0.6%) to $84.95 on average volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.49-$84.95 after having opened the day at $84.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.47.

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The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $227.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Procter & Gamble 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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