3 Stocks Raising The Consumer Goods Sector Higher

One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,334 as of Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,827 issues advancing vs. 1,113 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the sector that increased today was Johnson Controls ( JCI), up 2.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ralph Lauren ( RL), down 17.8%, Clorox ( CLX), down 3.9%, Monster Beverage ( MNST), down 2.9%, Nike Inc B ( NKE), down 2.9% and Constellation Brands Inc A ( STZ), down 2.2%.

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

3. Crown Holdings ( CCK) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Crown Holdings is up $2.82 (6.3%) to $47.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 792,328 shares of Crown Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 747,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.30-$47.56 after having opened the day at $43.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.69.

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Crown Holdings, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells packaging products for consumer goods in Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Crown Holdings has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 11.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Crown Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Crown Holdings 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 and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. 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 Crown Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PACCAR ( PCAR) is up $1.80 (3.8%) to $49.59 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of PACCAR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.81-$50.21 after having opened the day at $47.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.79.

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PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket parts worldwide. It operates through three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. PACCAR has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate PACCAR a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full PACCAR Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM) is up $1.10 (3.3%) to $34.54 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Archer-Daniels Midland exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.34-$34.65 after having opened the day at $33.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.44.

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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The company's Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. Archer-Daniels Midland has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Archer-Daniels Midland a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Archer-Daniels Midland as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Archer-Daniels Midland 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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