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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 70 points (-0.4%) at 16,940 as of Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,489 issues advancing vs. 1,550 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pitney Bowes ( PBI), down 5.0%, Pilgrims Pride ( PPC), down 2.9%, Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM), down 1.2%, VF ( VFC), down 1.1% and Reynolds American ( RAI), down 1.1%.

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

3. Honda Motor ( HMC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Honda Motor is up $0.25 (0.8%) to $32.73 on average volume. Thus far, 409,647 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 771,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.67-$32.98 after having opened the day at $32.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.48.

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells motorcycles, automobiles, and power products. It operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. Honda Motor has a market cap of $57.7 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 21.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BRF ( BRFS) is up $0.68 (2.8%) to $24.79 on heavy volume. Thus far, 843,466 shares of BRF exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.76-$25.64 after having opened the day at $25.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.11.

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BRF S.A., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry, pork, and beef in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Domestic Market, Foreign Market, Dairy Products, and Food Service. BRF has a market cap of $20.8 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 15.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate BRF a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BRF as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full BRF Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is up $5.39 (2.1%) to $260.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $257.80-$262.49 after having opened the day at $259.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $255.21.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 69.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Tesla Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla Motors as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Tesla Motors Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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