PCAR, CL And IP, 3 Consumer Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 17,012 as of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,550 issues advancing vs. 1,408 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Herbalife ( HLF), down 11.1%, Tyson Foods ( TSN), down 2.6% and Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV ( KOF), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Honda Motor ( HMC), up 1.9%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 0.8%, Ford Motor ( F), up 0.5% and Toyota Motor ( TM), up 0.6%.

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

3. PACCAR ( PCAR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, PACCAR is down $0.57 (-0.9%) to $64.24 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of PACCAR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.92-$66.40 after having opened the day at $65.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.81.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket parts worldwide. It operates through three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. PACCAR has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 9.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate PACCAR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income 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 PACCAR Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive ( CL) is down $0.56 (-0.8%) to $66.77 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Colgate-Palmolive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.26-$67.32 after having opened the day at $66.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.33.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive has a market cap of $61.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Colgate-Palmolive a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $0.86 (-1.7%) to $49.11 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.01-$50.06 after having opened the day at $50.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.97.

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 $21.6 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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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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