4 Stocks Dragging In The Consumer Goods Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 58 points (0.4%) at 15,069 as of Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, 1:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,347 issues advancing vs. 659 declining with 81 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V is down $1.44 (-1.0%) to $139.69 on average volume. Thus far, 31,075 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 82,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $139.04-$143.07 after having opened the day at $143.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $141.13.

Coca Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Honda Motor ( HMC) is down $0.64 (-1.7%) to $37.76 on average volume. Thus far, 197,593 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 499,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.08-$37.76 after having opened the day at $37.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.40.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products. It operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. Honda Motor has a market cap of $69.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is down $1.33 (-1.0%) to $126.87 on light volume. Thus far, 210,216 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 576,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.94-$127.04 after having opened the day at $126.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $128.20.

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 $204.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 38.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Toyota Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International ( PM) is down $0.42 (-0.5%) to $84.74 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.62-$85.24 after having opened the day at $85.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.16.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $138.8 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Philip Morris International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Philip Morris International as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Philip Morris International Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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