3 Stocks Dragging 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 16 points (0.1%) at 16,549 as of Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,112 issues advancing vs. 834 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Coca-Cola ( KO), down 0.6%, and PepsiCo ( PEP), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Tesla Motors ( TSLA), up 2.9%, Toyota Motor Corp ADR ( TM), up 1.6%, Ford Motor ( F), up 0.6%, Nike ( NKE), up 0.6% and Philip Morris International ( PM), up 0.5%.

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

3. Reynolds American ( RAI) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Reynolds American is down $0.69 (-1.1%) to $59.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Reynolds American exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.13-$59.64 after having opened the day at $58.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.77.

Reynolds American Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. Reynolds American has a market cap of $30.7 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 19.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Reynolds American Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lorillard ( LO) is down $2.33 (-3.7%) to $60.30 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Lorillard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.58-$60.74 after having opened the day at $59.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.63.

Lorillard, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Cigarettes and Electronic Cigarettes. Lorillard has a market cap of $20.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 23.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lorillard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Mondelez International ( MDLZ) is down $0.25 (-0.7%) to $37.38 on light volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.30-$37.61 after having opened the day at $37.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.63.

Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $63.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mondelez International 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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