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 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG), down 1.9%, International Paper ( IP), down 1.9% and Coach ( COH), down 1.4%.

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

5. PACCAR ( PCAR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, PACCAR is down $0.80 (-1.6%) to $47.66 on light volume Thus far, 523,767 shares of PACCAR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.65-$48.42 after having opened the day at $48.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.46.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket parts worldwide. PACCAR has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PACCAR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations 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 PACCAR Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Johnson Controls ( JCI) is down $0.42 (-1.3%) to $32.04 on light volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Johnson Controls exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.99-$32.49 after having opened the day at $32.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.46.

Johnson Controls, Inc. engages in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Johnson Controls has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Johnson Controls a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson Controls as a buy. 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Johnson Controls Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Archer-Daniels Midland Company ( ADM) is down $0.36 (-1.1%) to $32.72 on average volume Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Archer-Daniels Midland Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.44-$33.09 after having opened the day at $33.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.08.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company manufactures and sells protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients. Archer-Daniels Midland Company has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage 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 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Archer-Daniels Midland Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Archer-Daniels Midland Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Archer-Daniels Midland Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is down $0.34 (-1.2%) to $27.34 on light volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.34-$27.81 after having opened the day at $27.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.68.

General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $43.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate General Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full General Motors Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.35 (-2.7%) to $12.64 on light volume Thus far, 17.2 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 51.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.62-$12.98 after having opened the day at $12.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.99.

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 $48.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.5% 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 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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