4 Stocks Moving The Consumer Goods Sector Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 15,449 as of Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 771 issues advancing vs. 2,156 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the sector that increased today was Apple ( AAPL), up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 10.9%, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL), down 6.1%, Icahn ( IEP), down 4.3%, Sony Corporation ( SNE), down 2.5% and Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Toyota Motor ( TM) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Toyota Motor is up $2.26 (2.0%) to $114.75 on average volume. Thus far, 316,819 shares of Toyota Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 424,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.11-$115.55 after having opened the day at $114.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.49.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, commercial vehicles, and related parts and accessories primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. It operates through Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other segments. Toyota Motor has a market cap of $194.4 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 7.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Toyota Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth 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 Toyota Motor Ratings Report now.

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