KRFT, KMB And PEP, 3 Consumer Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 105 points (0.6%) at 16,554 as of Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,226 issues advancing vs. 749 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the sector that fell today was Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF), up 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Harley-Davidson ( HOG), up 8.0%, Carlisle Companies ( CSL), up 4.5%, Polaris Industries ( PII), up 2.6%, Xerox Corporation ( XRX), up 2.0% and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company ( MJN), up 1.4%.

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

3. Kraft Foods Group ( KRFT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kraft Foods Group is down $0.69 (-1.2%) to $56.24 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Kraft Foods Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.03-$57.01 after having opened the day at $56.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.93.

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America and worldwide. It operates through Beverages, Cheese, Refrigerated Meals, Meals & Desserts, Enhancers & Snack Nuts, Canada, and Other Businesses segments. Kraft Foods Group has a market cap of $33.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kraft Foods Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kraft Foods Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kraft Foods Group Ratings Report now.

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