Consumer Goods Stocks Touched New Highs: Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR), Lydall (NYSE:LDL)

Gildan Activewear Inc (USA) (NYSE:GIL) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Network reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Gildan Activewear Inc (USA) (NYSE:GIL) stock performance was 55.44% in last session and finished the day at $55.41. Traded volume was 490.5K shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 299.76K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.33. Gildan Activewear Inc (USA) (NYSE:GIL) insider ownership is 5.59%.

When a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) $119 million for copying features of the iPhone, it was the latest chapter in the worldwide legal fight between the top two smartphone companies. Friday’s damage award was far less than the $2.2 billion Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) demanded and the $930 million a previous jury ordered Samsung to pay after an earlier patent trial involving older-generation products. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rose 1.41 percent to $600.96 Monday on volume of 3,821.00million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $590.00 to $601.00. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a market capitalization of $517.66billion.

Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) plans to split into two separate and publicly traded companies, one selling batteries and household items, the other selling personal care brands such as Schick razors and Edge shaving gel. Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR)’s stock on May 5, 2014 reported a decrease of -0.08% to the closing price of $115.67. Its fifty two weeks range is $90.59 -$116.02. The total market capitalization recorded $7.24billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 540.70K shares. In its share capital, ENR has 61.67million outstanding shares.

Lydall Inc. (NYSE:LDL) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.40 Monday morning. Net sales were $125.2 million, compared to $99.0 million in the prior year period. On Monday, shares of Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) advanced 10.02% to close the day at $26.03. Company return on investment (ROI) is 9.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as 14.92%. Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) quarterly revenue growth is 52.22%.