Tesla Motors

(

TSLA

) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Tesla Motors rose $2.02 (7%) to $30.79 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30-$31.34 after having opened the day at $30.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.77. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were:

Exceed Company

(

EDS

), up 10.3%,

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

(

QTWW

), up 8.9%,

Fuwei Films Company

(

FFHL

), up 8.3%, and

Tandy Brands Accessories

(

TBAC

), up 7.8%.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. The company offers Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $3.01 billion and is part of the

automotive

industry. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the negative front,

ATC Venture Group

(

ATC

), down 16.1%,

Shiner International

(

BEST

), down 15.6%,

Chromcraft Revington

(

CRC

), down 9.8%, and

Orient Paper

(

ONP

), down 9.4%, were all losers within the consumer goods sector with

Coca-Cola

(

CCE

) being today's consumer goods sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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

).

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