5 Consumer Goods Stocks Dragging The Sector 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 81 points (-0.5%) at 15,762 as of Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,157 issues advancing vs. 1,771 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Lululemon Athletica ( LULU), down 10.9%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.9%, Coca-Cola ( KO), down 1.2%, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB), down 1.1% and Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL), down 0.9%. A company within the sector that increased today was Icahn ( IEP), up 4.5%.

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

5. 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 $3.31 (-2.7%) to $118.07 on light volume. Thus far, 7,270 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 70,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.06-$121.86 after having opened the day at $120.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.38.

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 $24.6 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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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4. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.48 (-1.3%) to $37.19 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.17-$37.74 after having opened the day at $37.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.67.

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 $74.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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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3. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $1.16 (-1.4%) to $81.51 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.47-$82.65 after having opened the day at $82.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.67.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $126.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.4% 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 5 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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2. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International ( PM) is down $0.44 (-0.5%) to $85.48 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.25-$85.85 after having opened the day at $85.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.92.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $137.4 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.6% 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 had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Philip Morris International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.10 (-0.6%) to $16.30 on light volume. Thus far, 10.4 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 36.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.23-$16.41 after having opened the day at $16.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.41.

Ford Motor Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and service of vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $64.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations 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 Ford Motor 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 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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