KOF, MO And PM, 3 Consumer Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 92 points (0.6%) at 15,993 as of Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,118 issues advancing vs. 784 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include General Motors ( GM), up 2.6%, Honda Motor ( HMC), up 2.6% and Ford Motor ( F), up 0.9%.

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

3. 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 $2.21 (-1.9%) to $112.50 on average volume. Thus far, 55,167 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 77,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $111.90-$114.90 after having opened the day at $114.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.71.

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 $23.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.61 (-1.6%) to $37.00 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.99-$37.64 after having opened the day at $37.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.61.

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 $75.7 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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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1. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International ( PM) is down $3.33 (-3.7%) to $85.97 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.9 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 $85.81-$87.96 after having opened the day at $87.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.30.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $146.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Philip Morris International Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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