3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 77 points (-0.5%) at 16,493 as of Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,020 issues advancing vs. 1,966 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%.

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

3. Honda Motor ( HMC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Honda Motor is down $0.19 (-0.6%) to $34.31 on average volume. Thus far, 315,889 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 662,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.30-$34.50 after having opened the day at $34.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.50.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells motorcycles, automobiles, and power products. It operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. Honda Motor has a market cap of $62.4 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 16.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mondelez International Inc Class A ( MDLZ) is down $0.42 (-1.2%) to $36.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Mondelez International Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.95-$36.43 after having opened the day at $36.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.45.

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 $61.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 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 Inc Class A Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International ( PM) is down $0.54 (-0.7%) to $81.59 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.41-$82.26 after having opened the day at $81.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.13.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. The company's portfolio of brands include Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia Slims, L&M, Chesterfield, Bond Street, Lark, Muratti, Next, Philip Morris, and Red & White. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $127.9 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Philip Morris International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Philip Morris International as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Philip Morris 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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