Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model


Tesla Motors



) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Tesla Motors rose 54 cents (1.9%) to $28.39 on light volume. Throughout the day, 748,478 shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.37-$28.56 after having opened the day at $27.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.85. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were:




), up 22.2%,

Elecsys Corporation



), up 11.3%,

Verso Paper



), up 11.2%, and

Whirlpool Corporation



), up 8.7%.

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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 $2.92 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,




), down 10.3%,

Monster Beverage



), down 10.2%,

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide



), down 10.1%, and

Tianli Agritech



), down 8.4%, were all laggards within the consumer goods sector with

International Paper



) being today's consumer goods sector laggard.

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



) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods




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