3 Consumer Goods Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.1%) at 15,298 as of Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.22 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.17.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Honda Motor ( HMC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Honda Motor is up $0.22 (0.58) to $37.28 on light volume Thus far, 103,086 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 613,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.19-$37.49 after having opened the day at $37.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.06.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products worldwide. Honda Motor has a market cap of $66.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor 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 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 Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) is up $1.90 (2.40) to $81.20 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.15-$81.45 after having opened the day at $79.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.30.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 91.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is up $0.44 (1.06) to $41.36 on average volume Thus far, 7.0 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.88-$41.41 after having opened the day at $41.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.93.

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 $181.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, reasonable valuation levels, 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 3 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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