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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