3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Durables Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 13,082 as of Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, 1:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,351 issues advancing vs. 1,574 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Panasonic Corporation ( PC), up 4.9%.

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

3. Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics is down $0.19 (-0.7%) to $25.59 on light volume Thus far, 324,204 shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 676,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.48-$25.66 after having opened the day at $25.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.78.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting product businesses worldwide. The company offers screening, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and health management services in cardio-pulmonary, oncology, and women's health areas. Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of -24.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Koninklijke Philips Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Koninklijke Philips Electronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Koninklijke Philips Electronics Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Sony Corporation ( SNE) is down $0.17 (-1.5%) to $11.16 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Sony Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.08-$11.36 after having opened the day at $11.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.33.

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 $11.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 34.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Sony Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sony Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Sony Corporation Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Mattel ( MAT) is down $0.17 (-0.5%) to $36.29 on light volume Thus far, 876,965 shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.08-$36.44 after having opened the day at $36.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.46.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. Mattel has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Mattel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report now.

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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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