HMC, TM, PVH, GM And F, Pushing Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 36 points (0.3%) at 14,562 as of Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,626 issues advancing vs. 1,256 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Panasonic Corporation ( PC), down 1.9%, Canon ( CAJ), down 1.7% and Sony Corporation ( SNE), down 1.4%.

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

5. Honda Motor ( HMC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Honda Motor is down $0.54 (-1.4%) to $38.25 on average volume Thus far, 294,004 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 621,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.24-$38.40 after having opened the day at $38.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.79.

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 $69.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, 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 Wednesday. 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is down $0.82 (-0.8%) to $102.28 on light volume Thus far, 117,914 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 546,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.20-$102.68 after having opened the day at $102.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.10.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles and related parts primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $164.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Toyota Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, PVH ( PVH) is down $4.79 (-4.2%) to $108.00 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.9 million shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.00-$110.67 after having opened the day at $109.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.79.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PVH as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 PVH Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is down $0.34 (-1.2%) to $27.72 on average volume Thus far, 4.5 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.66-$28.09 after having opened the day at $28.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.06.

General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $38.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full General Motors Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.10 (-0.8%) to $13.12 on light volume Thus far, 12.3 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 44.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.10-$13.24 after having opened the day at $13.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.22.

Ford Motor Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and service of vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $51.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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