3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 15,994 as of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,823 issues advancing vs. 1,044 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Honda Motor ( HMC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Honda Motor is down $0.47 (-1.3%) to $36.75 on average volume. Thus far, 144,300 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 364,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.40-$36.82 after having opened the day at $36.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.22.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products. It operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. Honda Motor has a market cap of $66.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is down $1.71 (-1.4%) to $115.85 on average volume. Thus far, 191,825 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 437,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.86-$115.98 after having opened the day at $114.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.56.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, commercial vehicles, and related parts and accessories primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other segments. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $186.8 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Toyota Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Toyota Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $2.37 (-2.9%) to $79.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.36-$80.87 after having opened the day at $80.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.49.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $124.6 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 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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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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