3 Stocks Boosting The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Higher
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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.
The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10.
TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:
3. Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sealed Air Corporation is up $0.38 (1.65) to $23.72 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Sealed Air Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.22-$23.80 after having opened the day at $23.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.33.
Sealed Air Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Food & Beverage (F&B), Institutional & Laundry (I&L), and Protective Packaging. Sealed Air Corporation has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 33.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sealed Air Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Sealed Air Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Sealed Air Corporation Ratings Report now.