Today's Top Performers In Consumer Goods

Editor's Note: 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

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 11 points (-0.1%) at 15,227 as of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 560 issues advancing vs. 2,425 declining with 97 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.32 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.37. A company within the sector that increased today was Apple ( AAPL), up 0.66. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Canon ( CAJ), down 2.05, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV.C), down 1.37 and Honda Motor ( HMC), down 0.51.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Icahn ( IEP) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Icahn is up $2.88 (3.76) to $79.56 on average volume Thus far, 117,813 shares of Icahn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 203,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.29-$79.79 after having opened the day at $76.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.68.

Icahn Enterprises L.P. engages in the investment, automotive, gaming, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States and internationally. Its Investment segment provides investment advisory, and administrative and back office services. Icahn has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 64.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Icahn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

3. As of noon trading, Sony Corporation ( SNE) is up $0.45 (2.22) to $20.56 on average volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Sony Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.32-$20.60 after having opened the day at $20.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.11.

Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Sony Corporation has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 74.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Sony Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sony Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Sony Corporation Ratings Report now.

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

2. As of noon trading, Mondelez International ( MDLZ) is up $0.17 (0.57) to $29.75 on average volume Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.21-$29.97 after having opened the day at $29.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.58.

Mondelez International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets packaged food products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $53.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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.

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is up $0.39 (0.50) to $78.46 on light volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.45-$78.75 after having opened the day at $77.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.07.

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 $213.1 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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.

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

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.
null

If you liked this article you might like

Icahn Cooperating With Federal Subpoena Over Trump Advisory Role

Icahn Cooperating With Federal Subpoena Over Trump Advisory Role

Kraft Heinz's New CFO Is Just 29

Kraft Heinz's New CFO Is Just 29

Here's What Carl Icahn Bought and Sold in the First Quarter

Here's What Carl Icahn Bought and Sold in the First Quarter

CenturyLink Stock Jumps After Recommendation From Keith Meister

CenturyLink Stock Jumps After Recommendation From Keith Meister

5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Wednesday

5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Wednesday