LO, MO, PM, F And TSLA, 5 Consumer Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 15,449 as of Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 771 issues advancing vs. 2,156 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 9.8%, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL), down 5.1%, Icahn ( IEP), down 3.6%, Sony Corporation ( SNE), down 2.3% and Royal Philips ( PHG), down 2.0%. A company within the sector that increased today was Apple ( AAPL), up 0.5%.

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

5. Lorillard ( LO) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Lorillard is down $1.31 (-2.7%) to $47.59 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Lorillard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.46-$48.60 after having opened the day at $48.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.90.

Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Cigarettes and Electronic Cigarettes. The Cigarettes segment manufactures and sells cigarettes. Lorillard has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Lorillard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lorillard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lorillard Ratings Report now.

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