All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 78 points (-0.5%) at 16,015 as of Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 648 issues advancing vs. 2,316 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. A company within the sector that increased today was

Philip Morris International

(

PM

), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Honda Motor

(

HMC

), down 2.3%,

Sony

(

SNE

), down 1.8%,

Toyota Motor

(

TM

), down 1.5% and

Ford Motor

(

F

), down 1.1%.

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

3.

Altria Group

(

MO

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Altria Group is up $0.74 (1.3%) to $59.02 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.29-$59.14 after having opened the day at $58.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.28.

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Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $112.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Altria Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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

Altria Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

PepsiCo

(

PEP

) is up $0.74 (0.8%) to $96.59 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.53-$96.69 after having opened the day at $95.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.85.

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PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's potato chips, Doritos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips, branded dips, Ruffles potato chips, Fritos corn chips, and Santitas tortilla chips. PepsiCo has a market cap of $137.6 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PepsiCo

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

PepsiCo Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Coca-Cola

(

KO

) is up $0.28 (0.7%) to $42.34 on light volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.93-$42.37 after having opened the day at $42.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.06.

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The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $180.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Coca-Cola

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. 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

Coca-Cola 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

).