3 Stocks Advancing The Consumer Goods Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 18,080 as of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,860 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was Fibria Celulose ( FBR), up 5.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV ( KOF), down 2.0%, Molson Coors Brewing ( TAP), down 1.7%, Hanesbrands ( HBI), down 1.7%, Constellation Brands ( STZ), down 1.4% and PACCAR ( PCAR), down 1.0%.

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

3. Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Delphi Automotive is up $0.67 (0.8%) to $85.51 on light volume. Thus far, 657,280 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.95-$85.51 after having opened the day at $84.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.84.

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Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufacturers vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $24.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Delphi Automotive Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Philip Morris International ( PM) is up $0.49 (0.6%) to $84.62 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Philip Morris International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.32-$84.75 after having opened the day at $83.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.13.

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Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other nicotine-containing products. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $132.0 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Philip Morris International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Philip Morris International as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Philip Morris International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is up $4.47 (1.9%) to $243.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $238.19-$246.35 after having opened the day at $240.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $239.49.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, electric vehicle powertrain components, and stationary energy storage systems in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. Tesla Motors has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Tesla Motors a buy, 3 analysts rate 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. 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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