Consumer Goods Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 40 points (0.2%) at 18,080 as of Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,713 issues advancing vs. 1,260 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3. BRF ( BRFS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, BRF is up $0.75 (3.7%) to $20.91 on average volume. Thus far, 575,969 shares of BRF exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.40-$20.99 after having opened the day at $20.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.16.

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BRF S.A., together with its subsidiaries, focuses on raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry, pork, and beef in Brazil. It operates in three segments: Domestic Market (Brazil), Foreign Market (International), and Food Service. BRF has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate BRF a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BRF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full BRF Ratings Report now.

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