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5 Consumer Goods Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 81 points (-0.5%) at 15,762 as of Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,157 issues advancing vs. 1,771 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Lululemon Athletica ( LULU), down 10.9%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.9%, Coca-Cola ( KO), down 1.2%, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB), down 1.1% and Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL), down 0.9%. A company within the sector that increased today was Icahn ( IEP), up 4.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V is down $3.31 (-2.7%) to $118.07 on light volume. Thus far, 7,270 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 70,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.06-$121.86 after having opened the day at $120.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.38.

Coca Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $24.6 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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