Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (PHG): Today's Featured Consumer Goods Loser

The consumer goods sector closed the day down 2.3%. AgFeed Industries Inc ( FEED), Verso Paper ( VRS), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc ( GMCR), and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW) were all decliners today within the consumer goods sector with Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) being today's featured consumer goods loser. Koninklijke Philips Electronics fell 89 cents (-4.3%) to $19.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting product businesses worldwide. Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 32.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Koninklijke Philips as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), Le Gaga Holdings ( GAGA), Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), and Eastman Kodak Company ( EK) were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Ballantyne of Omaha Inc ( BTN) being today's featured consumer goods sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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