Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 15,858 as of Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 997 issues advancing vs. 1,953 declining with 153 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the sector that fell today was General Mills ( GIS), up 1.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 5. Kraft Foods Group ( KRFT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kraft Foods Group is down $0.49 (-0.9%) to $52.35 on light volume. Thus far, 829,063 shares of Kraft Foods Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.30-$52.75 after having opened the day at $52.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.84. Kraft Foods Group, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America. Kraft Foods Group has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kraft Foods Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Kraft Foods Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Kraft Foods Group Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.
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