5 Stocks Driving 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 down 10 points (-0.1%) at 15,618 as of Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,354 issues advancing vs. 1,554 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the sector that increased today was Apple ( AAPL), up 0.7%.

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

5. 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 $3.64 (2.5%) to $147.76 on light volume. Thus far, 28,366 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 92,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $143.90-$148.89 after having opened the day at $144.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $144.12.

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 $28.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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