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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 9 points (0.1%) at 16,815 as of Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,104 issues advancing vs. 1,869 declining with 180 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Avery Dennison

(

AVY

), up 2.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Xerox Corporation

(

XRX

), up 1.2%.

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

3.

Sony

(

SNE

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sony is down $0.26 (-1.4%) to $17.46 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Sony exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.37-$17.48 after having opened the day at $17.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.72.

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Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Sony has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Sony a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sony

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full

Sony Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Mohawk Industries

(

MHK

TheStreet Recommends

) is down $0.37 (-0.3%) to $134.55 on light volume. Thus far, 177,876 shares of Mohawk Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 850,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $133.26-$134.95 after having opened the day at $133.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $134.92.

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Mohawk Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sources, distributes, and markets floor covering products for residential and commercial applications in both remodeling and new construction worldwide. Mohawk Industries has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Mohawk Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mohawk Industries

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Mohawk Industries Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Whirlpool

(

WHR

) is down $1.08 (-0.7%) to $157.54 on average volume. Thus far, 570,406 shares of Whirlpool exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $155.02-$157.90 after having opened the day at $157.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $158.62.

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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 $12.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Whirlpool a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Whirlpool

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these 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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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider

Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR

(

XLY

) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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