3 Consumer Non-Durables Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 19 points (0.1%) at 18,317 as of Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,843 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

3. Hanesbrands ( HBI) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Hanesbrands is up $0.48 (1.5%) to $32.21 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Hanesbrands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.70-$32.22 after having opened the day at $31.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.73.

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Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells a range of basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. Hanesbrands has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Hanesbrands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hanesbrands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Hanesbrands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Herbalife ( HLF) is up $1.43 (3.0%) to $49.11 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Herbalife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.51-$49.25 after having opened the day at $47.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.68.

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Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, develops and sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products. Herbalife has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 26.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Herbalife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Herbalife as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Herbalife Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive ( CL) is up $0.44 (0.7%) to $69.05 on light volume. Thus far, 962,656 shares of Colgate-Palmolive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.49-$69.07 after having opened the day at $68.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.61.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. It operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive has a market cap of $62.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Colgate-Palmolive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 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 increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its 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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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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