3 Consumer Goods Stocks Moving The 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 down 25.94 points (-0.2%) at 17,111 as of Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,156 issues advancing vs. 1,888 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.3%. Top gainers within the Consumer Goods sector included CTI Industries ( CTIB), up 1.6%, Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), up 1.6%, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), up 2.4%, Agria ( GRO), up 11.2% and Virco Manufacturing ( VIRC), up 3.8%.

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

Agria ( GRO) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today. Agria was up $0.14 (11.2%) to $1.39 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 234,242 shares of Agria exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 41,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.25-$1.39 after having opened the day at $1.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.25.

Agria has a market cap of $68.7 million and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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