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Sector Top Performers: This Week's Top Consumer Goods Stocks - (HAIN, SKX, BRFS, DMND, STKL)

|Includes:ANDE, BRFS, CHD, DMND, FSS, GIII, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN), PERY, PLOW, SKX, STKL, VC

Here we've listed the best performing stocks in the Consumer Goods sector, based on their performance over the last week.

The companies mentioned below have been sorted by each stock's alpha relative to their industry average.

If you want to find out more about a company listed below, click on any of the links provided (links will open in a new window).

Archive For This Theme: Top Weekly Returns in Consumer Goods Sector

Note: All data current as of 8/24/2012.

1. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN): Returned 26.38% over the last week vs. an industry average of 3.38%. (Industry: Processed & Packaged Goods. Alpha vs. industry at 23%, based on average of 25 companies)

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells natural and organic food, and personal care products in the United States and internationally. (Link to The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. website)

2. Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE:SKX): Returned 11.19% over the last week vs. an industry average of -1.12%. (Industry: Apparel Footwear & Accessories. Alpha vs. industry at 12.31%, based on average of 10 companies)

Engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of footwear for men, women, and children in the United States and internationally. (Link to Skechers USA Inc. website)

3. BRF - Brasil Foods S.A. (NYSE:BRFS): Returned 8.19% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.47%. (Industry: Meat Products. Alpha vs. industry at 8.66%, based on average of 7 companies)

Produces and sells poultry, pork, beef cuts, milk, dairy products, and processed food products in Brazil and internationally.

4. Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND): Returned 10.79% over the last week vs. an industry average of 3.38%. (Industry: Processed & Packaged Goods. Alpha vs. industry at 7.41%, based on average of 25 companies)

Engages in processing, marketing, and distributing snack products, as well as culinary, in-shell, and ingredient nuts. (Link to Diamond Foods, Inc. website)

5. SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL): Returned 10.28% over the last week vs. an industry average of 3.38%. (Industry: Processed & Packaged Goods. Alpha vs. industry at 6.9%, based on average of 25 companies)

SunOpta Inc. manufactures and markets natural, organic, and specialty foods and natural health products.

6. The Andersons, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANDE): Returned 5.61% over the last week vs. an industry average of -1.04%. (Industry: Farm Products. Alpha vs. industry at 6.65%, based on average of 8 companies)

Engages in the agriculture and transportation businesses in the United States. (Link to The Andersons, Inc. website)

7. G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII): Returned 6.39% over the last week vs. an industry average of 0.21%. (Industry: Apparel Clothing. Alpha vs. industry at 6.18%, based on average of 18 companies)

Designs, manufactures, imports, and markets a range of outerwear and sportswear apparel to retailers primarily in the United States. (Link to G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. website)

8. Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY): Returned 5.98% over the last week vs. an industry average of 0.21%. (Industry: Apparel Clothing. Alpha vs. industry at 5.77%, based on average of 18 companies)

Engages in designing, sourcing, marketing, and licensing apparel products for men and women in the United States and internationally. (Link to Perry Ellis International Inc. website)

9. Visteon Corp. (NYSE:VC): Returned 1.8% over the last week vs. an industry average of -3.74%. (Industry: Auto Parts. Alpha vs. industry at 5.54%, based on average of 25 companies)

Visteon Corporation supplies automotive systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. (Link to Visteon Corp. website)

10. Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW): Returned 0.93% over the last week vs. an industry average of -3.74%. (Industry: Auto Parts. Alpha vs. industry at 4.67%, based on average of 25 companies)

Designs, manufactures, and sells snow and ice control equipment for light trucks in North America. (Link to Douglas Dynamics, Inc. website)

11. Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE:CHD): Returned 4.04% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.54%. (Industry: Cleaning Products. Alpha vs. industry at 4.58%, based on average of 4 companies)

Develops, manufactures, and markets a range of household, personal care, and specialty products under various brand names in the United States and internationally. (Link to Church & Dwight Co. Inc. website)

12. Federal Signal Corp. (NYSE:FSS): Returned -0.5% over the last week vs. an industry average of -4.51%. (Industry: Trucks & Other Vehicles. Alpha vs. industry at 4.01%, based on average of 5 companies)

Designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide. (Link to Federal Signal Corp. website)

13. WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC): Returned 0.17% over the last week vs. an industry average of -3.74%. (Industry: Auto Parts. Alpha vs. industry at 3.91%, based on average of 25 companies)

Develops, manufactures, and sells braking, stability, suspension, and transmission control systems primarily for commercial vehicles. (Link to WABCO Holdings Inc. website)

14. Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS): Returned 0.12% over the last week vs. an industry average of -3.54%. (Industry: Home Furnishings & Fixtures. Alpha vs. industry at 3.66%, based on average of 7 companies)

15. Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC): Returned 5.19% over the last week vs. an industry average of 1.55%. (Industry: Food Producers. Alpha vs. industry at 3.64%, based on average of 11 companies)

Engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products focusing primarily on specialty foods for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. (Link to Lancaster Colony Corporation website)

16. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG): Returned 0.08% over the last week vs. an industry average of -3.54%. (Industry: Home Furnishings & Fixtures. Alpha vs. industry at 3.62%, based on average of 7 companies)

Designs and produces a range of engineered components and products worldwide. (Link to Leggett & Platt, Incorporated website)

17. Pilgrim's Corp. (NYSE:PPC): Returned 2.94% over the last week vs. an industry average of -0.47%. (Industry: Meat Products. Alpha vs. industry at 3.41%, based on average of 7 companies)

Produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh and frozen chicken products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators primarily in the United States. (Link to Pilgrim's Corp. website)

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Stocks: HAIN, SKX, BRFS, DMND, STKL, ANDE, GIII, PERY, VC, PLOW, CHD, FSS