PCAR, DLPH And GIS, Pushing Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 72 points (-0.4%) at 16,500 as of Friday, April 4, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,273 issues advancing vs. 1,704 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Tesla Motors ( TSLA), down 4.6%, Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR), down 4.1% and Ford Motor ( F), down 1.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was Coca-Cola ( KO), up 0.9%.

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

3. PACCAR ( PCAR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, PACCAR is down $1.40 (-2.1%) to $66.01 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of PACCAR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.96-$68.38 after having opened the day at $68.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.41.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket parts worldwide. It operates through three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. PACCAR has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate PACCAR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase 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 PACCAR Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) is down $1.38 (-2.0%) to $68.35 on light volume. Thus far, 596,359 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.33-$70.14 after having opened the day at $70.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.73.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 16.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Delphi Automotive Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Mills ( GIS) is down $0.72 (-1.4%) to $51.51 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of General Mills exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.47-$52.02 after having opened the day at $51.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.23.

General Mills, Inc. produces and markets branded consumer foods in the United States and internationally. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. General Mills has a market cap of $31.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate General Mills a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Mills as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. 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 General Mills 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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