3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Consumer Goods Sector

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 17,085 as of Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,849 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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 $1.56 (-2.5%) to $61.24 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.24-$62.89 after having opened the day at $62.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.80.

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 $19.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 4.4% 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 increase in stock price during the past year, 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, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.27 (-1.8%) to $14.84 on heavy volume. Thus far, 76.5 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.49-$15.15 after having opened the day at $15.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.11.

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 $62.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share 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 Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is down $0.43 (-0.5%) to $84.01 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.93-$84.36 after having opened the day at $84.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.44.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $229.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 Procter & Gamble 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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