NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A handful of consumer good stocks are in robustly positive territory Monday, following a government report that said consumer spending inched up 0.2% in May, following a period of flatness in April -- narrowly beating the average economist forecast of 0.1% growth.

Still, incomes increased 0.4% -- helped by a rise in the number of jobs available and working hours -- greater than the pace of consumer spending growth; signaling that consumers aren't completely ready to spend yet.

Shares of


(PEP) - Get Report

have risen 2.1% to $62.07, while rival


(KO) - Get Report

has added 1.9% to $51.19 following the report.

Dr Pepper Snapple


has jumped 3.7% to $37.93.

In the meantime, Coke bottler

Coca-Cola Enterprises


has advanced 2.2% to$26.44.

Among of the biggest winners of the consumer goods sector Monday have been the tobacco giants,

whose shares jumped

after the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court rejection of tobacco industry appeals was softened by the high court's rejection of government requests against the defendants on the same day.

The main defendants included


(MO) - Get Report

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, up 3.6% to $20.40, and



, which has been rising 4.9% to $53.89.

British American Tobacco

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( LO.) were among the other defendants. The former has been inching up 0.8% to $64.62, while the latter has been adding 3% to $73.95.

Meanwhile, consumer staples like


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(JNJ) - Get Report

are 1.6% higher to $60.72 and up 1.4% to $59.53 respectively.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York


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