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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