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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 72 points (0.4%) at 18,189 as of Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,717 issues advancing vs. 1,232 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the sector that fell today was

Federal-Mogul Holdings

(

FDML

), up 6.9%. Top gainers within the sector include

Sony

(

SNE

), up 2.5%,

Monster Beverage

(

MNST

), up 2.2%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 2.1%,

Royal Philips

(

PHG

), up 1.2% and

Johnson Controls

(

JCI

), up 1.2%.

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

3.

Kellogg

(

K

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kellogg is down $0.74 (-1.1%) to $63.56 on average volume. Thus far, 829,428 shares of Kellogg exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.55-$64.09 after having opened the day at $63.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.29.

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Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. Kellogg has a market cap of $22.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Kellogg a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kellogg

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full

Kellogg Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

International Paper

(

IP

) is down $0.80 (-1.4%) to $56.61 on light volume. Thus far, 874,907 shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.45-$57.23 after having opened the day at $56.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.41.

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International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. International Paper has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

International Paper

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

International Paper Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Tesla Motors

(

TSLA

) is down $2.20 (-1.1%) to $205.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $201.70-$207.29 after having opened the day at $207.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $207.34.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $27.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tesla Motors

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Tesla Motors 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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