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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,752 as of Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,104 issues advancing vs. 883 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was

Ford Motor

(

F

), up 1.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was

Honda Motor

(

HMC

), up 7.4%.

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

3.

Sony

(

SNE

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sony is down $0.60 (-2.1%) to $28.52 on light volume. Thus far, 426,233 shares of Sony exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.39-$28.60 after having opened the day at $28.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.12.

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Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Sony has a market cap of $34.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 42.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Sony a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sony

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full

Sony Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Hanesbrands

(

HBI

) is down $3.63 (-10.6%) to $30.51 on heavy volume. Thus far, 11.2 million shares of Hanesbrands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.47-$31.46 after having opened the day at $31.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.14.

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Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells a range of basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. Hanesbrands has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Hanesbrands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Hanesbrands

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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

Hanesbrands Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Mondelez International

(

MDLZ

) is down $0.29 (-0.6%) to $44.98 on average volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.66-$45.08 after having opened the day at $45.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.27.

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Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $70.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 24.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mondelez International

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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

Mondelez International 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

).