5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector 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 57 points (-0.4%) at 13,961 as of Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,624 issues advancing vs. 1,238 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Dean Foods Company ( DF), down 8.9%, Panasonic Corporation ( PC), down 3.1%, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( CCH), down 2.8% and Coca-Cola ( KO), down 0.9%.

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

5. Dr Pepper Snapple Group ( DPS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Dr Pepper Snapple Group is down $3.11 (-6.9%) to $42.21 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.11-$43.32 after having opened the day at $43.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.32.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. engages in the ownership, manufacture, and distribution of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Dr Pepper Snapple Group has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Dr Pepper Snapple Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dr Pepper Snapple Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Dr Pepper Snapple Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Sony Corporation ( SNE) is down $0.46 (-3.1%) to $14.22 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Sony Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.13-$14.29 after having opened the day at $14.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.68.

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 $15.0 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Sony Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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 and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Sony Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Fossil ( FOSL) is down $5.13 (-4.6%) to $105.52 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Fossil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 704,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.28-$109.15 after having opened the day at $107.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.65.

Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes consumer fashion accessories worldwide. Fossil has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fossil a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fossil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Fossil Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $0.48 (-0.7%) to $71.69 on average volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.62-$72.37 after having opened the day at $72.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.17.

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, dairy products, and other foods worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $111.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.08 (-0.6%) to $13.00 on light volume Thus far, 8.5 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 52.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.00-$13.14 after having opened the day at $13.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.08.

Ford Motor Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and service of vehicles and related parts worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The automotive sector offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. Ford Motor has a market cap of $49.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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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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