3 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 90 points (0.6%) at 15,153 as of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,842 issues advancing vs. 1,092 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. PVH ( PVH) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, PVH is down $8.98 (-6.8%) to $123.13 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of PVH exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 711,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $122.77-$128.00 after having opened the day at $127.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.11.

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in the United States and internationally. PVH has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PVH a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PVH 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PVH Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ConAgra Foods ( CAG) is down $2.01 (-6.0%) to $31.55 on heavy volume. Thus far, 11.3 million shares of ConAgra Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.64-$32.53 after having opened the day at $32.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.56.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. operates as a food company primarily in North America. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Foods, Commercial Foods, Ralcorp Food Group, and Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products. ConAgra Foods has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate ConAgra Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ConAgra Foods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. 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 ConAgra Foods Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) is down $2.26 (-2.6%) to $84.18 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.13-$86.75 after having opened the day at $86.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.44.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 98.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 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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