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 18 points (-0.1%) at 13,964 as of Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,305 issues advancing vs. 1,524 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Honda Motor ( HMC), down 1.4%, Philip Morris International ( PM), down 0.9% and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV), down 0.4%. A company within the sector that increased today was PepsiCo ( PEP), up 1.5%.

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

5. Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics is down $0.73 (-2.4%) to $30.10 on light volume Thus far, 246,576 shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 737,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.05-$30.23 after having opened the day at $30.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.83.

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 $28.1 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 14.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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.

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4. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is down $1.24 (-1.2%) to $102.97 on average volume Thus far, 240,727 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 465,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.81-$103.50 after having opened the day at $103.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.21.

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 $166.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Toyota Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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.

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3. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is down $0.40 (-1.4%) to $28.27 on heavy volume Thus far, 8.9 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.10-$29.36 after having opened the day at $28.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.67.

General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $44.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate General Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Motors as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, poor profit margins and disappointing return on equity. Get the full General Motors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mondelez International ( MDLZ) is down $0.92 (-3.3%) to $26.82 on heavy volume Thus far, 21.1 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.45-$27.02 after having opened the day at $26.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.75.

Mondelez International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets packaged food products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $49.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mondelez International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.35 (-1.0%) to $34.43 on average volume Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.41-$34.80 after having opened the day at $34.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.78.

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 $70.2 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Altria Group Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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