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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,694 as of Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,950 issues advancing vs. 1,002 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

BRF

(

BRFS

), down 8.7%,

Monster Beverage

(

MNST

), down 3.7%,

Brown-Forman

(

BF.A

), down 2.0%,

General Mills

(

GIS

), down 1.6% and

Colgate-Palmolive

(

CL

), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Herbalife

(

HLF

), up 25.6%,

Constellation Brands

(

STZ.B

), up 3.0%,

Ecolab

(

ECL

), up 2.1% and

Nike

(

NKE

), up 0.7%.

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

3.

Philip Morris International

(

PM

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International is down $0.53 (-0.6%) to $91.92 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.90-$92.87 after having opened the day at $92.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.45.

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Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $141.7 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Philip Morris International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Philip Morris International

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full

Philip Morris International Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

PepsiCo

(

PEP

) is down $1.65 (-1.6%) to $99.02 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.98-$100.54 after having opened the day at $100.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.67.

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PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos, and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. PepsiCo has a market cap of $144.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PepsiCo

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. 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

PepsiCo Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Coca-Cola

(

KO

) is down $0.72 (-1.6%) to $43.44 on light volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.42-$44.06 after having opened the day at $44.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.16.

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The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $191.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Coca-Cola

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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

Coca-Cola 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

).