5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Consumer Goods Sector

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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 Goods sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include BRF ( BRFS), down 2.0%, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF), down 2.0% and Canon ( CAJ), down 1.0%. A company within the sector that increased today was Sony Corporation ( SNE), up 1.5%.

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

5. Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation is down $1.57 (-1.4%) to $107.59 on average volume. Thus far, 772,958 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.41-$109.40 after having opened the day at $108.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.16.

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 $41.3 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL) is down $0.44 (-0.7%) to $65.37 on light volume. Thus far, 852,094 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.06-$65.96 after having opened the day at $65.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.81.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive Company has a market cap of $60.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Colgate-Palmolive Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 Colgate-Palmolive Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is down $1.07 (-1.9%) to $56.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.39-$57.71 after having opened the day at $57.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.90.

Coach, Inc. designs and markets bags, accessories, business cases, footwear, wearables, jewelry, sunwear, travel bags, watches, and fragrances for women and men in the United States and internationally. Coach has a market cap of $16.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Coach a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach as a buy. 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 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 Coach Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $0.63 (-0.8%) to $83.83 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.54-$84.52 after having opened the day at $84.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.46.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $129.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share 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 PepsiCo Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is down $0.35 (-0.9%) to $39.84 on average volume. Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.75-$40.20 after having opened the day at $40.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.19.

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 $177.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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 growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Coca-Cola 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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