All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 32 points (0.2%) at 17,861 as of Friday, May 27, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,933 issues advancing vs. 985 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was

Brown-Forman

(

BF.A

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

Tesla Motors

(

TSLA

), up 1.1%.

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

3.

Estee Lauder Companies

(

EL

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Estee Lauder Companies is up $0.76 (0.8%) to $92.20 on average volume. Thus far, 766,671 shares of Estee Lauder Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.53-$93.01 after having opened the day at $92.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.44.

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The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. Estee Lauder Companies has a market cap of $34.0 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Estee Lauder Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Estee Lauder Companies

as a

buy

. 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, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Estee Lauder Companies Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Kimberly-Clark

(

KMB

) is up $0.88 (0.7%) to $128.80 on light volume. Thus far, 498,211 shares of Kimberly-Clark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $127.64-$129.13 after having opened the day at $127.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.92.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $45.8 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Kimberly-Clark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kimberly-Clark

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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

Kimberly-Clark Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Mondelez International

(

MDLZ

) is up $0.30 (0.7%) to $44.65 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.31-$44.74 after having opened the day at $44.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.35.

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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 $68.6 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Mondelez International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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

).