PHG, ABV, MDLZ, PEP And PG, 5 Consumer Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 54 points (0.4%) at 15,287 as of Friday, May 17, 2013, 12:54 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,992 issues advancing vs. 899 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( OCCH), down 3.74, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV.C), down 1.72, Coca-Cola ( KO), down 1.04 and Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL), down 0.66. Top gainers within the sector include Ford Motor ( F), up 2.9%, Honda Motor ( HMC), up 1.8%, Toyota Motor ( TM), up 1.6% and Canon ( CAJ), up 0.8%.

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

5. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.43 (-1.5%) to $28.50 on average volume Thus far, 371,745 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 783,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.46-$28.71 after having opened the day at $28.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.93.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $26.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 78.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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

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4. As of noon trading, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV) is down $0.68 (-1.6%) to $42.54 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.48-$43.28 after having opened the day at $42.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.22.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev engages in the production, distribution, and sale of beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks, malt, and other non-alcoholic and non-carbonated products in the Americas. It also sells bottled water, isotonics, and ready-to-drink teas. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev has a market cap of $136.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 103.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Mondelez International ( MDLZ) is down $0.25 (-0.8%) to $31.21 on average volume Thus far, 5.3 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.21-$31.62 after having opened the day at $31.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.46.

Mondelez International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets packaged food products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $56.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mondelez International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $0.45 (-0.5%) to $83.29 on average volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.11-$84.04 after having opened the day at $83.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.74.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $130.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is down $0.44 (-0.6%) to $79.76 on average volume Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.30-$80.18 after having opened the day at $79.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.20.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of a range of branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates in five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $221.1 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble 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, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Procter & Gamble 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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