5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV.C), down 2.6%, Mondelez International ( MDLZ), down 1.1%, Honda Motor ( HMC), down 1.1%, PepsiCo ( PEP), down 0.7% and Procter & Gamble ( PG), down 0.5%.

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

5. Toyota Motor ( TM) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor is down $0.92 (-0.7%) to $128.72 on average volume. Thus far, 435,855 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 651,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $128.50-$129.46 after having opened the day at $129.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $129.64.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, commercial vehicles, and related parts and accessories primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other segments. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $205.4 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 39.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Toyota Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Toyota Motor Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV) is down $0.89 (-2.4%) to $36.49 on light volume. Thus far, 677,642 shares of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.39-$37.36 after having opened the day at $37.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.38.

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 $114.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 13.3% 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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3. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is down $0.64 (-1.8%) to $35.86 on average volume. Thus far, 9.1 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.76-$36.94 after having opened the day at $36.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.50.

General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $50.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 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 $0.59 (-1.4%) to $40.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 23.1 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.50-$40.45 after having opened the day at $39.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.01.

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 $182.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 $12.14 (-9.5%) to $115.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 15.8 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.61-$126.32 after having opened the day at $126.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.26.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 283.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Tesla Motors Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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).

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