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4 Consumer Goods Stocks On The Rise

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10. Top gainers within the sector include Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( CCH), up 4.1%, and Apple ( AAPL), up 1.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Constellation Brands ( STZ) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Constellation Brands is up $2.02 (4.01) to $52.26 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Constellation Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.01-$53.00 after having opened the day at $51.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.24.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets beverage alcohol. Constellation Brands has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 42.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Constellation Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constellation Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations 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 Constellation Brands Ratings Report now.

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