3 Stocks Dragging In The Consumer Goods Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 17,004 as of Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 894 issues advancing vs. 2,148 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the sector that fell today was Xerox Corporation ( XRX), up 2.6%.

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

3. Toyota Motor ( TM) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor is down $0.65 (-0.5%) to $121.08 on average volume. Thus far, 170,744 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 410,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $120.91-$121.80 after having opened the day at $121.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.73.

Toyota Motor Corporation designs, manufactures, assembles, and sells passenger cars, minivans, commercial vehicles, and related parts and accessories in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It operates through Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other segments. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $192.9 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Toyota Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $0.88 (-1.8%) to $49.17 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.14-$50.05 after having opened the day at $49.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.05.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. International Paper has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year 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 International Paper Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is down $5.94 (-2.6%) to $223.31 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $222.60-$229.78 after having opened the day at $227.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $229.25.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 52.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Tesla Motors 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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