Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. Top gainers within the sector include

ConAgra Foods

(

CAG

), up 1.4%,

Constellation Brands

(

STZ.B

), up 1.3%,

Royal Philips

(

PHG

), up 1.1%,

Hormel Foods

(

HRL

), up 1.0% and

Campbell Soup

(

CPB

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

Whirlpool

(

WHR

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Whirlpool is down $2.81 (-1.6%) to $171.58 on light volume. Thus far, 329,106 shares of Whirlpool exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 974,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $171.56-$175.21 after having opened the day at $173.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $174.39.

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Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products worldwide. The company's principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other portable household appliances. Whirlpool has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 18.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Whirlpool a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Whirlpool

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Whirlpool Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

General Motors

(

GM

) is down $0.37 (-1.2%) to $31.28 on light volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.18-$31.75 after having opened the day at $31.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.65.

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General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. General Motors has a market cap of $47.8 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate General Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

General Motors

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

General Motors Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Ford Motor

(

F

) is down $0.10 (-0.8%) to $13.42 on light volume. Thus far, 10.9 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.37-$13.68 after having opened the day at $13.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.52.

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Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $52.8 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ford Motor

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Ford Motor Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods

(

IYK

) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).