4 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 24 points (0.2%) at 14,421 as of Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,375 issues advancing vs. 1,531 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Tupperware Brands Corporation ( TUP), down 3.8%, BRF - Brasil Foods ( BRFS), down 3.8%, Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG), down 1.6%, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( CCH), down 1.5% and Xerox Corporation ( XRX), down 1.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Ford Motor ( F), up 1.8%, Sony Corporation ( SNE), up 1.3%, Coach ( COH), up 1.4%, Altria Group ( MO), up 0.7% and General Motors ( GM), up 0.8%.

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 $1.13 (-0.7%) to $161.19 on light volume Thus far, 26,796 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 98,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $160.46-$162.29 after having opened the day at $161.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $162.32.

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 $32.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.9% 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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