The consumer goods sector closed the day down 1.9%. Fabrinet ( FN), Cycle Country Accessories Corporation ( ATC), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc ( GMCR), and Marine Products Corporation ( MPX) were all decliners today within the consumer goods sector with Honda Motor ( HMC) being today's featured consumer goods loser. Honda Motor fell 48 cents (-1.6%) to $30.58 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 823,200 shares.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. Honda Motor has a market cap of $55.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 16.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, 57th Street General Acquisition ( CRMB), Mannatech Inc ( MTEX), Lennox International Inc ( LII), and China Zenix Auto International Ltd ADR ( ZX) were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with Warnaco Group Inc ( WRC) 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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