3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Consumer Durables Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,367 as of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,229 issues advancing vs. 1,681 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

3. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.28 (-0.8%) to $34.47 on average volume. Thus far, 219,924 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 565,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.44-$34.70 after having opened the day at $34.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.75.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Clorox Company ( CLX) is down $0.86 (-1.0%) to $86.70 on light volume. Thus far, 326,759 shares of Clorox Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.60-$87.41 after having opened the day at $87.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.56.

The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. Clorox Company has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Clorox Company a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clorox Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. 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 Clorox Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Mattel ( MAT) is down $0.36 (-0.9%) to $37.12 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.08-$37.58 after having opened the day at $37.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.47.

Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets various toy products. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and play sets, and games and puzzles. Mattel has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 22.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Mattel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mattel 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 durables industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).
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