Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Consumer Goods Sector

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 7 points (0.0%) at 17,620 as of Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,391 issues advancing vs. 1,566 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM), up 1.0%, and Canon ( CAJ), up 0.7%.

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

3. Ford Motor ( F) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Ford Motor is up $0.14 (1.0%) to $14.14 on light volume. Thus far, 10.1 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 30.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.00-$14.23 after having opened the day at $14.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.00.

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Ford Motor Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. Ford Motor has a market cap of $53.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Ford Motor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola ( KO) is up $0.24 (0.6%) to $42.64 on light volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Coca-Cola exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.36-$42.71 after having opened the day at $42.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.39.

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The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes coke, diet coke, and other soft drinks worldwide. The company primarily offers nonalcoholic beverages, including sparkling beverages and still beverages. Coca-Cola has a market cap of $185.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Coca-Cola a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Coca-Cola Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is up $6.03 (2.5%) to $247.96 on average volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $242.00-$250.90 after having opened the day at $242.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $241.93.

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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 $29.9 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 60.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. 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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