3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Consumer Goods Sector

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 7 points (0.0%) at 17,620 as of Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,391 issues advancing vs. 1,566 declining with 174 unchanged.

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

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

3. Mattel ( MAT) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Mattel is down $0.65 (-2.1%) to $30.85 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Mattel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.76-$31.47 after having opened the day at $31.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.50.

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Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It also publishes Advice and Activity books and the American Girl magazine. Mattel has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 33.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Mattel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattel 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR) is down $1.17 (-0.8%) to $154.20 on light volume. Thus far, 303,910 shares of Keurig Green Mountain exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $153.63-$156.24 after having opened the day at $155.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $155.37.

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Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is engaged in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Domestic and Canada. Keurig Green Mountain has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 105.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Keurig Green Mountain a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Keurig Green Mountain as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Keurig Green Mountain Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.33 (-0.7%) to $49.54 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.50-$49.96 after having opened the day at $49.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.87.

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Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $98.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 29.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group 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, solid stock price performance, 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 Altria Group 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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