TM, DLPH And IP, Pushing Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 62 points (-0.4%) at 14,778 as of Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 958 issues advancing vs. 1,966 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 1.15 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.42. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Xerox Corporation ( XRX), down 3.38, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV), down 1.95, Canon ( CAJ), down 1.92, Honda Motor ( HMC), down 1.50 and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV.C), down 1.40.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Toyota Motor ( TM) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor is down $1.81 (-1.6%) to $114.49 on average volume Thus far, 353,584 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 616,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.87-$114.75 after having opened the day at $114.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.30.

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 $184.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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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2. As of noon trading, Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) is down $1.24 (-2.7%) to $44.97 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.61-$46.71 after having opened the day at $46.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.21.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Delphi Automotive Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $1.10 (-2.3%) to $45.88 on average volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.87-$46.88 after having opened the day at $46.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.98.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. International Paper has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full International Paper Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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