5 Consumer Durables Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 22 points (-0.1%) at 16,065 as of Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,030 issues advancing vs. 1,883 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

5. Canon ( CAJ) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Canon is down $0.32 (-1.0%) to $33.00 on light volume. Thus far, 74,340 shares of Canon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 384,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.90-$33.44 after having opened the day at $33.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.32.

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 $38.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 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 good cash flow from operations. 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 deteriorating net income. Get the full Canon Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Royal Philips ( PHG) is down $0.19 (-0.5%) to $35.57 on light volume. Thus far, 96,407 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 583,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.45-$35.66 after having opened the day at $35.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.76.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $32.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 96.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS) is down $0.83 (-1.9%) to $42.77 on light volume. Thus far, 352,663 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.30-$43.55 after having opened the day at $43.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.60.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security and storage applications. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fortune Brands Home & Security as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Fortune Brands Home & Security Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mattel ( MAT) is down $0.29 (-0.6%) to $45.98 on light volume. Thus far, 783,397 shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.97-$46.32 after having opened the day at $46.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.27.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. Mattel has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Mattel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR) is down $1.96 (-1.3%) to $150.80 on light volume. Thus far, 152,122 shares of Whirlpool Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $150.66-$153.60 after having opened the day at $152.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $152.76.

Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide. The company's principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other portable household appliances. Whirlpool Corporation has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Whirlpool Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Whirlpool Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Whirlpool Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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