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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