5 Stocks Dragging The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 15,572 as of Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,636 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.4%, and Honda Motor ( HMC), down 0.9%.

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 $1.00 (-0.8%) to $129.30 on light volume. Thus far, 121,027 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 653,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $129.05-$130.35 after having opened the day at $130.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.30.

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 $206.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 39.7% 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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