5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.2%) at 12,795 as of Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,283 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Canon ( CAJ), down 1.0%, and Honda Motor ( HMC), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include VF Corporation ( VFC), up 3.4%, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF), up 0.7% and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV.C), up 0.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Sony Corporation ( SNE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sony Corporation is down $0.22 (-2.0%) to $10.64 on average volume Thus far, 706,773 shares of Sony Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.61-$10.79 after having opened the day at $10.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.86.

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 $10.9 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 39.6% 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, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Sony Corporation Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is down $0.75 (-0.9%) to $77.90 on light volume Thus far, 71,422 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 334,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.69-$78.02 after having opened the day at $77.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.65.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles and related parts primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $124.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Toyota Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Toyota Motor Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Reynolds American ( RAI) is down $0.65 (-1.6%) to $40.74 on average volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Reynolds American exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.74-$41.54 after having opened the day at $41.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.39.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. Reynolds American has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Reynolds American Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.36 (-1.1%) to $31.12 on light volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.08-$31.57 after having opened the day at $31.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.48.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $63.3 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Altria Group Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is down $0.24 (-0.7%) to $36.06 on light volume Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.98-$36.29 after having opened the day at $36.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.29.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $163.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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 increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Coca-Cola Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 5 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).

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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