5 Stocks Pulling The 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 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. 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. A company within the sector that increased today was Apple ( AAPL), up 0.66.

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

5. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev is down $0.31 (-0.8%) to $36.23 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.50-$36.33 after having opened the day at $35.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.54.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, soft drinks, other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food in the Americas. It provides carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks, and ready-to-drink teas. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev has a market cap of $115.9 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 down 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is down $13.61 (-16.5%) to $68.67 on heavy volume Thus far, 21.3 million shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.96-$70.74 after having opened the day at $70.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.28.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Lululemon Athletica Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is down $0.45 (-1.3%) to $34.29 on average volume Thus far, 6.4 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.04-$34.49 after having opened the day at $34.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.74.

General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $48.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate General Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, 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 General Motors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is down $0.32 (-0.8%) to $40.86 on average volume Thus far, 9.0 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.40-$40.98 after having opened the day at $40.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.18.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $184.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Coca-Cola Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is down $2.95 (-3.0%) to $97.10 on average volume Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.25-$98.68 after having opened the day at $98.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.05.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 201.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Tesla Motors 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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