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3 Stocks Dragging The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 38 points (0.2%) at 16,236 as of Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,761 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the sector that fell today was Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR), up 1.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. LKQ Corporation ( LKQ) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, LKQ Corporation is down $2.01 (-6.9%) to $27.06 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of LKQ Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.25-$28.61 after having opened the day at $27.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.07.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides replacement parts, components, and systems needed to repair vehicles, primarily cars and trucks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. LKQ Corporation has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate LKQ Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LKQ Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full LKQ Corporation Ratings Report now.

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