3 Consumer Goods Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 52 points (0.3%) at 17,129 as of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,998 issues advancing vs. 975 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nike ( NKE), down 0.6%, and Kimberly-Clark ( KMB), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include BRF ( BRFS), up 2.1%, International Paper ( IP), up 1.1%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 0.7%, Ecolab ( ECL), up 0.7% and Canon ( CAJ), up 0.7%.

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

3. Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Delphi Automotive is down $0.62 (-0.9%) to $70.12 on light volume. Thus far, 748,338 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.07-$71.15 after having opened the day at $70.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.74.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Delphi Automotive Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM) is down $0.31 (-0.6%) to $49.15 on light volume. Thus far, 638,619 shares of Archer-Daniels Midland exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.15-$49.66 after having opened the day at $49.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.46.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The company's Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. Archer-Daniels Midland has a market cap of $31.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 14.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Archer-Daniels Midland a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Archer-Daniels Midland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Archer-Daniels Midland Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lorillard ( LO) is down $0.54 (-0.9%) to $59.87 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Lorillard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.50-$60.63 after having opened the day at $60.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.41.

Lorillard, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Cigarettes and Electronic Cigarettes. Lorillard has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lorillard a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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