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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