4 Stocks Raising The Consumer Goods Sector Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 15,572 as of Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,636 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.4%, and Honda Motor ( HMC), down 0.9%.

TheStreet 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 $4.03 (2.9%) to $141.32 on average volume. Thus far, 42,828 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 96,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $136.65-$141.50 after having opened the day at $137.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.29.

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 $27.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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