3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Durables Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 12,949 as of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,707 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%.

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

3. Sony Corporation ( SNE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sony Corporation is down $0.08 (-0.9%) to $9.82 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Sony Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.77-$9.89 after having opened the day at $9.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.90.

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 $10.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 44.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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.

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