5 Consumer Goods Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 153 points (1.0%) at 15,456 as of Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,106 issues advancing vs. 846 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Delphi Automotive ( DLPH), up 3.4%, Toyota Motor ( TM), up 2.8%, Johnson Controls ( JCI), up 2.7%, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company ( MJN), up 2.5% and International Paper ( IP), up 2.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. General Motors ( GM) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, General Motors is up $1.04 (3.16) to $33.91 on average volume Thus far, 8.3 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.75-$34.30 after having opened the day at $34.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.87.

General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $45.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate General Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full General Motors Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Mondelez International ( MDLZ) is up $0.33 (1.07) to $31.28 on average volume Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.20-$31.92 after having opened the day at $31.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.95.

Mondelez International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets packaged food products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $55.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mondelez International Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is up $0.49 (3.31) to $15.28 on heavy volume Thus far, 32.4 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.17-$15.35 after having opened the day at $15.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.79.

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 $57.1 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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, attractive valuation levels, 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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2. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is up $7.22 (7.44) to $104.30 on heavy volume Thus far, 10.6 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.30-$105.40 after having opened the day at $101.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.08.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 186.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Tesla Motors Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is up $0.39 (0.92) to $42.63 on average volume Thus far, 5.8 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.48-$43.05 after having opened the day at $42.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.24.

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 $188.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 5 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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