3 Stocks Boosting The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 153.49 points (-0.9%) at 16,461 as of Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 4:35 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,410 issues advancing vs. 704 declining with 100 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.7%. Top gainers within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), up 12.7%, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), up 3.3%, Standard Register ( SR), up 7.0%, Orient Paper ( ONP), up 5.0% and Mannatech ( MTEX), up 2.6%.

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

Standard Register ( SR) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. Standard Register was up $0.39 (7.0%) to $5.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10,920 shares of Standard Register exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.52-$6.00 after having opened the day at $5.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.59.

Standard Register has a market cap of $47.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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At the close, China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY) was up $0.02 (3.3%) to $0.57 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 90,096 shares of China Xiniya Fashion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 43,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.55-$0.57 after having opened the day at $0.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.55.

China Xiniya Fashion Limited designs, manufactures, and sells men's business casual and business formal apparel and accessories to retail customers in the People's Republic of China. China Xiniya Fashion has a market cap of $32.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 58.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate China Xiniya Fashion a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates China Xiniya Fashion as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on XNY go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry average. The net income increased by 41.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.53 million to $2.16 million.
  • XNY has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 8.98, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • XNY, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 14.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.3%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA XINIYA FASHION LTD-ADR is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.77%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 6.62% trails that of the industry average.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market, CHINA XINIYA FASHION LTD-ADR's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Xiniya Fashion Ratings Report

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DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX) was another company that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. DS Healthcare Group was up $0.14 (12.7%) to $1.24 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 114,262 shares of DS Healthcare Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.80-$1.27 after having opened the day at $1.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.10.

DS Healthcare Group has a market cap of $17.5 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 55.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

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