Consumer Goods Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 0 points (0.0%) at 18,120 as of Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,375 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the sector that increased today was Honda Motor ( HMC), up 1.3%.

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

3. VF ( VFC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, VF is up $1.24 (1.8%) to $71.37 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of VF exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.50-$71.73 after having opened the day at $70.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.13.

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V.F. Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories in the United States and Europe. VF has a market cap of $29.8 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate VF a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full VF Ratings Report now.

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