One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,334 as of Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,827 issues advancing vs. 1,113 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ralph Lauren ( RL), down 17.8%, Clorox ( CLX), down 3.9%, Monster Beverage ( MNST), down 2.9%, Nike Inc B ( NKE), down 2.9% and Constellation Brands Inc A ( STZ), down 2.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was Johnson Controls ( JCI), up 2.1%.

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

3. Altria Group ( MO) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Altria Group is down $0.86 (-1.4%) to $58.98 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.97-$59.96 after having opened the day at $59.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.84.

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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 $118.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its 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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2. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International ( PM) is down $1.38 (-1.5%) to $88.42 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 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 $87.68-$90.35 after having opened the day at $88.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.79.

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Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $138.4 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Philip Morris International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Philip Morris International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Philip Morris International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PepsiCo ( PEP) is down $1.19 (-1.2%) to $97.53 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.52-$98.90 after having opened the day at $98.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.72.

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PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's potato chips, Doritos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips, branded dips, Ruffles potato chips, Fritos corn chips, and Santitas tortilla chips. PepsiCo has a market cap of $143.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PepsiCo 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).