4 Consumer Goods Stocks On The Rise

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10. Top gainers within the sector include Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( CCH), up 4.1%, and Apple ( AAPL), up 1.2%.

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

4. Constellation Brands ( STZ) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Constellation Brands is up $2.02 (4.01) to $52.26 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Constellation Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.01-$53.00 after having opened the day at $51.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.24.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets beverage alcohol. Constellation Brands has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 42.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Constellation Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constellation Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, 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 Constellation Brands Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is up $5.60 (6.60) to $90.44 on heavy volume Thus far, 14.2 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.66-$95.00 after having opened the day at $94.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.84.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 150.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Tesla Motors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is up $0.09 (0.61) to $14.76 on average volume Thus far, 23.4 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.63-$14.83 after having opened the day at $14.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.67.

Ford Motor Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and service of vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $55.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is up $0.42 (0.98) to $43.34 on average volume Thus far, 6.3 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.79-$43.43 after having opened the day at $42.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.92.

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $189.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Coca-Cola a buy, no 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, 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 Coca-Cola 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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