5 Consumer Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), down 18.4%, and Tempur Sealy International ( TPX), down 5.7%.

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

5. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is up $0.33 (0.9%) to $36.87 on average volume. Thus far, 234,595 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 490,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.87-$37.01 after having opened the day at $36.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.54.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $33.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 99.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Sony Corporation ( SNE) is up $0.17 (1.0%) to $17.35 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Sony Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.28-$17.49 after having opened the day at $17.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.18.

Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Sony Corporation has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Sony Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sony Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Sony Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, PACCAR ( PCAR) is up $0.63 (1.1%) to $59.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of PACCAR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.24-$60.17 after having opened the day at $59.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.63.

PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket parts worldwide. PACCAR has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate PACCAR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 PACCAR Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) is up $1.30 (1.7%) to $77.05 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.92-$77.21 after having opened the day at $76.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.75.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is engaged in the specialty coffee and coffeemaker businesses in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Domestic and Canada. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is up $0.42 (1.1%) to $39.99 on average volume. Thus far, 8.9 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.64-$40.16 after having opened the day at $39.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.57.

General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $56.9 billion and is part of the automotive industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. 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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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).
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