All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 94 points (0.5%) at 17,814 as of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,841 issues advancing vs. 1,103 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Campbell Soup ( CPB), up 2.8%, Honda Motor ( HMC), up 2.1%, Mondelez International ( MDLZ), up 1.3%, Sony ( SNE), up 1.4% and Kellogg ( K), up 1.3%.

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

3. Johnson Controls ( JCI) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Johnson Controls is down $0.39 (-0.8%) to $45.61 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Johnson Controls exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.60-$47.32 after having opened the day at $46.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.00.

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Johnson Controls, Inc. operates as a diversified technology and industrial company worldwide. Johnson Controls has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Johnson Controls a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson Controls as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase 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 Johnson Controls Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mead Johnson Nutrition ( MJN) is down $1.10 (-1.4%) to $79.49 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Mead Johnson Nutrition exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.08-$80.62 after having opened the day at $80.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.59.

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Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition, and other nutritional products. Mead Johnson Nutrition has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Mead Johnson Nutrition a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mead Johnson Nutrition as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mead Johnson Nutrition Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is down $0.20 (-0.5%) to $36.00 on average volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.80-$36.34 after having opened the day at $35.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.20.

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General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. It operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. General Motors has a market cap of $56.6 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate General Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full General 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).