3 Stocks Moving The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Upward

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 134 points (-0.7%) at 17,815 as of Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 682 issues advancing vs. 2,296 declining with 110 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits down 1.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was VF ( VFC), up 2.6%.

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

3. Colgate-Palmolive ( CL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive is up $0.54 (0.7%) to $73.49 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Colgate-Palmolive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.63-$73.68 after having opened the day at $72.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.95.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive has a market cap of $65.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 9.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Colgate-Palmolive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Colgate-Palmolive Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark ( KMB) is up $1.27 (0.9%) to $138.27 on average volume. Thus far, 757,523 shares of Kimberly-Clark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $136.76-$138.87 after having opened the day at $137.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.00.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $49.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Kimberly-Clark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 Kimberly-Clark Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is up $0.74 (0.9%) to $85.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.9 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.45-$85.95 after having opened the day at $84.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.78.

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The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Beauty, Hair and Personal Care; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $225.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Procter & Gamble a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 increase in net income, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. 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).