4 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 89 points (-0.7%) at 12,919 as of Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 886 issues advancing vs. 2,023 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Coach ( COH), down 3.4%, HJ Heinz Company ( HNZ), down 1.4%, Canon ( CAJ), down 1.6%, VF Corporation ( VFC), down 1.4% and Ecolab ( ECL), down 1.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V is up $1.22 (0.9%) to $135.07 on average volume Thus far, 37,942 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 84,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $132.84-$135.84 after having opened the day at $133.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $133.85.

Coca Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor ( TM) is up $0.66 (0.8%) to $86.28 on average volume Thus far, 224,346 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 344,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.25-$86.84 after having opened the day at $86.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.61.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles and related parts primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $133.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Toyota Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Toyota Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BRF - Brasil Foods ( BRFS) is up $0.18 (1.0%) to $19.00 on light volume Thus far, 485,545 shares of BRF - Brasil Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.96-$19.10 after having opened the day at $19.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.82.

BRF - Brasil Foods S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry, pork, and beef in Brazil and internationally. BRF - Brasil Foods has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate BRF - Brasil Foods a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BRF - Brasil Foods as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full BRF - Brasil Foods Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Nike ( NKE) is up $0.55 (0.6%) to $97.30 on average volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Nike exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.38-$97.54 after having opened the day at $95.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.75.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for men, women, and children worldwide. Nike has a market cap of $34.5 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nike a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nike as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Nike Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.

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