3 Stocks Dragging The Consumer Goods Sector Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 17,979 as of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,939 issues advancing vs. 992 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Tyson Foods ( TSN), down 2.0%, Mondelez International ( MDLZ), down 1.0% and General Motors ( GM), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Lululemon Athletica ( LULU), up 3.8%, Brown-Forman ( BF.A), up 3.1%, BRF ( BRFS), up 2.8%, Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV ( KOF), up 2.5% and Constellation Brands ( STZ), up 2.0%.

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

3. Fibria Celulose ( FBR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Fibria Celulose is down $0.32 (-3.6%) to $8.68 on light volume. Thus far, 535,738 shares of Fibria Celulose exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.67-$8.96 after having opened the day at $8.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.01.

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Fibria Celulose S.A. engages in the production, sale, and export of short fiber pulp. The company primarily offers bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp used in the manufacture of tissue, coated and uncoated printing and writing paper, and coated packaging boards. Fibria Celulose has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 29.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fibria Celulose a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fibria Celulose as a hold. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Fibria Celulose Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Philips ( PHG) is down $0.25 (-0.9%) to $26.83 on average volume. Thus far, 639,346 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.76-$26.92 after having opened the day at $26.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.08.

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Royal Philips a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, VeriFone Systems ( PAY) is down $7.67 (-27.2%) to $20.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 20.3 million shares of VeriFone Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.71-$20.89 after having opened the day at $19.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.23.

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VeriFone Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and supplies electronic payment solutions at the point of sale (POS) worldwide. VeriFone Systems has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate VeriFone Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VeriFone Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full VeriFone Systems 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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