3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Consumer Goods Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 87 points (0.5%) at 16,606 as of Thursday, May 8, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,938 issues advancing vs. 1,065 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the sector that fell today was Tesla Motors ( TSLA), up 7.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR), up 16.0%, Ford Motor ( F), up 2.9%, Canon ( CAJ), up 2.1% and General Motors ( GM), up 0.8%.

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

3. Andersons ( ANDE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Andersons is down $8.42 (-13.6%) to $53.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 681,945 shares of Andersons exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 262,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.15-$60.41 after having opened the day at $58.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.81.

The Andersons, Inc. is engaged in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, railcar leasing, turf and cob products, and consumer retailing businesses. It operates in six segments: Grain, Ethanol, Rail, Plant Nutrient, Turf & Specialty, and Retail. Andersons has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Andersons a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Andersons as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Andersons Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Honda Motor ( HMC) is down $0.34 (-1.0%) to $33.21 on average volume. Thus far, 334,078 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 862,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.01-$33.24 after having opened the day at $33.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.55.

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 $60.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 18.9% 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is down $1.00 (-0.9%) to $108.03 on average volume. Thus far, 195,935 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 455,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.65-$108.61 after having opened the day at $108.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.03.

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 $172.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 10.6% 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 Toyota Motor 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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