5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 70 points (0.5%) at 14,846 as of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,865 issues advancing vs. 1,062 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR), up 4.6%, Delphi Automotive ( DLPH), up 2.1% and Nike ( NKE), up 1.1%.

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

5. 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 $1.95 (-1.5%) to $128.12 on light volume. Thus far, 26,402 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 79,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $127.92-$130.40 after having opened the day at $130.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.07.

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 $26.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, increase in stock price during the past year 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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4. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is down $0.78 (-0.8%) to $92.75 on light volume. Thus far, 552,292 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.52-$93.35 after having opened the day at $93.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.53.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $36.2 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.24 (-0.7%) to $33.75 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.62-$33.90 after having opened the day at $33.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.99.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $68.3 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. 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 Altria Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International ( PM) is down $0.75 (-0.9%) to $83.36 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.21-$83.81 after having opened the day at $83.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.11.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $136.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is down $0.82 (-1.1%) to $77.15 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.90-$77.86 after having opened the day at $77.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.97.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $215.1 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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