5 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 14,943 as of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,432 issues advancing vs. 1,453 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

5. Canon ( CAJ) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Canon is down $0.64 (-2.0%) to $30.95 on light volume. Thus far, 117,184 shares of Canon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 401,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.95-$31.18 after having opened the day at $31.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.59.

Canon Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of office multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras, and lithography equipment worldwide. Canon has a market cap of $36.1 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Canon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canon as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Canon Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Campbell Soup ( CPB) is down $1.30 (-3.0%) to $41.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Campbell Soup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.61-$42.97 after having opened the day at $42.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.92.

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of branded convenience food products worldwide. Campbell Soup has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Campbell Soup a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Campbell Soup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 Campbell Soup Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $0.60 (-0.8%) to $78.93 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.90-$79.71 after having opened the day at $79.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.53.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $123.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. 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 PepsiCo Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is down $0.36 (-0.9%) to $38.18 on average volume. Thus far, 7.6 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.06-$38.69 after having opened the day at $38.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.54.

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 $168.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins 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 Coca-Cola Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is down $0.43 (-0.6%) to $77.06 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.83-$77.63 after having opened the day at $77.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.49.

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 $212.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 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, increase in stock price during the past year 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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