3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6.62 points (0.0%) at 17,862 as of Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,395 issues advancing vs. 1,696 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Top gainers within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), up 4.0%, CCA Industries ( CAW), up 2.6%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), up 5.3%, Standard Register ( SR), up 28.8% and Crown Crafts ( CRWS), up 4.4%.

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 $0.24 (28.8%) to $1.08 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 316,162 shares of Standard Register exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 40,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.86-$1.13 after having opened the day at $0.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.84.

Standard Register has a market cap of $8.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 74.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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At the close, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX) was up $0.04 (5.3%) to $0.80 on average volume. Throughout the day, 58,244 shares of DS Healthcare Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 40,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.72-$0.85 after having opened the day at $0.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.76.

DS Healthcare Group has a market cap of $11.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI) was another company that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. China Shengda Packaging Group was up $0.04 (4.0%) to $1.03 on light volume. Throughout the day, 900 shares of China Shengda Packaging Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.96-$1.03 after having opened the day at $0.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.99.

China Shengda Packaging Group Inc., a paper packaging company, designs, manufactures, and sells flexo-printed and color-printed corrugated paper cartons of various sizes and strengths primarily in the People's Republic of China. China Shengda Packaging Group has a market cap of $40.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 11.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate China Shengda Packaging Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Shengda Packaging Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, 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 and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CPGI go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 5.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 18.4%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • CPGI's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.23 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.24, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • CHINA SHENGDA PACKAGING GP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CHINA SHENGDA PACKAGING GP reported lower earnings of $0.06 versus $0.14 in the prior year.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA SHENGDA PACKAGING GP is rather low; currently it is at 18.68%. Regardless of CPGI's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 2.74% trails 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. Compared to other companies in the Containers & Packaging industry and the overall market, CHINA SHENGDA PACKAGING GP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Shengda Packaging Group Ratings Report

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