The consumer goods sector closed the day down 1.4%. Coldwater Creek ( CWTR), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc ( GMCR), Mannatech Inc ( MTEX), and Fabrinet ( FN) were all decliners today within the consumer goods sector with Sony Corporation ( SNE) being today's featured consumer goods loser. Sony Corporation fell 55 cents (-2.6%) to $20.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Sony Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares.

Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Sony Corporation has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 41.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sony as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Tandy Brands Accessories ( TBAC), China Xiniya Fashion ( XNY), Calavo Growers Inc ( CVGW), and Appliance Recycling Centers ( ARCI) were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with B&G Foods Inc ( BGS) 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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