3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Higher - TheStreet

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,798 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,608 declining with 176 unchanged.

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

Toyota Motor

(

TM

), up 0.7%.

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

3.

Tyson Foods

(

TSN

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Tyson Foods is up $1.27 (2.6%) to $49.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.6 million shares of Tyson Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.10-$49.58 after having opened the day at $48.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.09.

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Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. The company breeds and raises chickens; and processes live chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products. Tyson Foods has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 20.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Tyson Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tyson Foods

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Tyson Foods Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Coca-Cola

(

KO

) is up $0.27 (0.6%) to $43.23 on average volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.66-$43.23 after having opened the day at $42.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.96.

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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 $184.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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 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

Coca-Cola Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Apple

(

AAPL

) is up $0.88 (0.8%) to $118.63 on light volume. Thus far, 18.6 million shares of Apple exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 54.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.12-$119.23 after having opened the day at $117.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.75.

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Apple Inc. Apple has a market cap of $665.1 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 22 analysts who rate Apple a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Apple

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Apple 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

).