4 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 14,074 as of Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,591 declining with 184 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 Canon ( CAJ), down 2.6%, Panasonic Corporation ( PC), down 1.5%, Toyota Motor ( TM), down 0.9% and General Motors ( GM), down 0.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V is down $1.70 (-1.0%) to $165.78 on light volume Thus far, 28,058 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 89,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $165.61-$167.90 after having opened the day at $167.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $167.48.

Coca Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $33.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Honda Motor ( HMC) is down $0.32 (-0.8%) to $37.28 on light volume Thus far, 106,709 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 660,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.15-$37.41 after having opened the day at $37.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.60.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products worldwide. Honda Motor has a market cap of $67.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV) is down $0.25 (-0.6%) to $44.85 on light volume Thus far, 372,341 shares of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.60-$44.95 after having opened the day at $44.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.10.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks, malt, and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products in the Americas. It also sells bottled water, isotonics, and ready-to-drink teas. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev has a market cap of $138.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 103.6, 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 Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PACCAR ( PCAR) is down $0.67 (-1.4%) to $46.30 on average volume Thus far, 728,659 shares of PACCAR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.17-$46.91 after having opened the day at $46.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.97.

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 $16.8 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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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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