3 Stocks Pulling The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,809 as of Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,843 issues advancing vs. 1,114 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Philip Morris International ( PM), down 2.5%, and Canon ( CAJ), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR), up 3.6%, Nike ( NKE), up 1.6% and Apple ( AAPL), up 0.6%.

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 $0.64 (-1.1%) to $59.78 on light volume. Thus far, 290,588 shares of Reynolds American exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.78-$60.35 after having opened the day at $60.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.42.

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 $32.5 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 20.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Reynolds American a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, solid stock price performance 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 Reynolds American Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mondelez International Inc Class A ( MDLZ) is down $0.38 (-1.0%) to $37.24 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Mondelez International Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.14-$37.58 after having opened the day at $37.43 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 Inc Class A has a market cap of $62.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Mondelez International Inc Class A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.64 (-1.5%) to $41.26 on average volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.24-$41.79 after having opened the day at $41.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.90.

Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $83.5 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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