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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 234 points (1.3%) at 18,060 as of Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,313 issues advancing vs. 675 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%.

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

3.

Kimberly-Clark

(

KMB

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark is up $0.96 (0.9%) to $107.74 on average volume. Thus far, 911,568 shares of Kimberly-Clark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.82-$107.96 after having opened the day at $106.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.78.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and K-C professional products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $39.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Kimberly-Clark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kimberly-Clark

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full

Kimberly-Clark Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Nike

(

NKE

) is up $1.31 (1.3%) to $99.86 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Nike exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.02-$100.34 after having opened the day at $99.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.55.

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NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for men, women, and kids worldwide. Nike has a market cap of $68.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Nike a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nike

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Nike Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Procter & Gamble

(

PG

) is up $0.76 (0.9%) to $83.29 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.06-$83.98 after having opened the day at $83.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.53.

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The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $225.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Procter & Gamble

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Procter & Gamble 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 non-durables industry could consider

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR

(

XLP

) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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