3 Stocks Underperforming Today 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 25 points (-0.1%) at 16,936 as of Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,030 issues advancing vs. 1,900 declining with 205 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3. PepsiCo ( PEP) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, PepsiCo is down $0.73 (-0.8%) to $90.82 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.76-$91.80 after having opened the day at $91.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.55.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's and Ruffles potato chips, Doritos and Tostitos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, dips, Fritos corn chips, and Santitas tortilla chips. PepsiCo has a market cap of $139.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. 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 PepsiCo Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.09 (-0.5%) to $17.53 on average volume. Thus far, 12.5 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.47-$17.64 after having opened the day at $17.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.62.

Ford Motor Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. Ford Motor has a market cap of $69.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is down $0.26 (-0.6%) to $40.74 on average volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.61-$41.00 after having opened the day at $40.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.00.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes coke, diet coke, and other soft drinks worldwide. The company primarily offers nonalcoholic beverages, including sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $180.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins 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 Coca-Cola 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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