3 Stocks Dragging The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10.

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

3. 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 $4.50 (-2.8%) to $159.09 on light volume Thus far, 33,972 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 100,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.09-$163.67 after having opened the day at $163.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $163.59.

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 $32.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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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2. As of noon trading, Honda Motor ( HMC) is down $0.65 (-1.6%) to $40.70 on light volume Thus far, 170,467 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 538,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.69-$41.00 after having opened the day at $40.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.35.

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 $73.4 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock performance, considering both the consistency and magnitude of the price movement over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is down $1.30 (-1.0%) to $125.30 on average volume Thus far, 354,214 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 633,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.28-$126.24 after having opened the day at $126.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.60.

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 $196.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 56.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity 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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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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