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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 126 points (-0.7%) at 17,294 as of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,128 issues advancing vs. 1,817 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Nu Skin ( NUS), up 19.7%, Coach ( COH), up 4.9%, Mohawk Industries ( MHK), up 3.8% and Monster Beverage ( MNST), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 4.2%, Coca-Cola ( CCE), down 3.6%, Hershey ( HSY), down 3.5%, Tesla Motors ( TSLA), down 2.2% and Mondelez International ( MDLZ), down 1.6%.

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

3. Post Holdings ( POST) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Post Holdings is up $5.97 (11.6%) to $57.63 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Post Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.83-$62.11 after having opened the day at $55.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.66.

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Post Holdings, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells refrigerated, active nutrition, and private label food products in the United States and Canada. The company operates through five segments: Post Foods, Michael Foods, Active Nutrition, Private Brands, and Attune Foods. Post Holdings has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 23.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Post Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Post Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Post Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Harman International Industries ( HAR) is up $5.34 (4.8%) to $116.34 on heavy volume. Thus far, 820,177 shares of Harman International Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.80-$116.59 after having opened the day at $111.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.00.

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Harman International Industries, Incorporated develops, manufactures, and markets audio products, lighting solutions, and electronic systems, as well as digitally integrated audio and infotainment systems for the automotive industry worldwide. Harman International Industries has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Harman International Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harman International Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Harman International Industries Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delphi Automotive ( DLPH) is up $1.81 (2.3%) to $79.18 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.44-$80.00 after having opened the day at $77.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.37.

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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 $22.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 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 solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Delphi Automotive 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).