3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 17,859 as of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,059 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sony ( SNE), down 1.9%, Honda Motor ( HMC), down 0.9% and Mondelez International ( MDLZ), down 0.6%.

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

3. Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV ( KOF) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV is up $1.65 (2.0%) to $82.05 on average volume. Thus far, 44,061 shares of Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 83,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.93-$82.46 after having opened the day at $81.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.40.

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Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., a franchise bottler, produces, markets, sells, and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Reynolds American ( RAI) is up $0.84 (1.1%) to $74.43 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Reynolds American exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.77-$74.48 after having opened the day at $73.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.59.

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Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. Reynolds American has a market cap of $38.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Reynolds American a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Reynolds American Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is up $6.13 (2.4%) to $259.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Tesla Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $252.02-$264.36 after having opened the day at $252.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $253.12.

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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 $31.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 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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