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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 increased today was

Honda Motor

(

HMC

), up 7.4%. A company within the sector that fell today was

Ford Motor

(

F

), up 1.3%.

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

3.

Coca-Cola

(

CCE

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola is up $6.07 (13.4%) to $51.51 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.11-$52.30 after having opened the day at $49.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.44.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets non-alcoholic beverages in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Coca-Cola a buy, 2 analysts rate 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, good cash flow from operations 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

Coca-Cola Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Altria Group

(

MO

) is up $0.32 (0.6%) to $54.52 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.26-$54.59 after having opened the day at $54.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.20.

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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 $107.0 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, expanding profit margins, 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

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Coca-Cola

(

KO

) is up $0.53 (1.3%) to $41.09 on average volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.77-$41.22 after having opened the day at $40.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.56.

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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 $176.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 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 increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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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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

).