3 Stocks Dragging The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 115 points (0.7%) at 16,388 as of Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,987 issues advancing vs. 938 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the sector that fell today was Tesla Motors ( TSLA), up 2.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Monster Beverage ( MNST), up 4.4%, BRF ( BRFS), up 4.3%, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 2.9%, PACCAR ( PCAR), up 2.2% and Estee Lauder Cos ( EL), up 1.7%.

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 $0.32 (-0.9%) to $36.11 on light volume. Thus far, 144,528 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 399,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.93-$36.17 after having opened the day at $35.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.43.

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 $65.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 11.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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, Deckers Outdoor Corporation ( DECK) is down $11.40 (-13.5%) to $73.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Deckers Outdoor Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.68-$74.38 after having opened the day at $73.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.67.

Deckers Outdoor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of footwear and accessories for outdoor activities and casual lifestyle use for men, women, and children in the United States and internationally. Deckers Outdoor Corporation has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Deckers Outdoor Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) is down $2.78 (-5.2%) to $50.13 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Lululemon Athletica exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.09-$51.88 after having opened the day at $51.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.91.

lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates in three segments: Corporate-Owned Stores, Direct To Consumer, and Other. Lululemon Athletica has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Lululemon Athletica a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lululemon Athletica as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lululemon Athletica 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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