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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,014 as of Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,633 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Hormel Foods ( HRL), up 3.0%, ConAgra Foods ( CAG), up 2.4%, Delphi Automotive ( DLPH), up 1.1%, Johnson Controls ( JCI), up 0.9% and General Mills ( GIS), up 0.9%.

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

3. Ball ( BLL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Ball is down $2.27 (-2.9%) to $74.89 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Ball exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.98-$76.52 after having opened the day at $76.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.16.

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Ball Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries worldwide. Ball has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ball a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ball as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth 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 Ball Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark ( KMB) is down $0.74 (-0.7%) to $110.96 on light volume. Thus far, 309,578 shares of Kimberly-Clark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.89-$111.55 after having opened the day at $111.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.70.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $41.4 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kimberly-Clark Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is down $0.69 (-0.8%) to $85.57 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.48-$86.30 after having opened the day at $86.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.26.

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The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $230.9 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 5.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Procter & Gamble 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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