Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 52 points (-0.3%) at 18,381 as of Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,146 issues advancing vs. 1,771 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was Apple ( AAPL), up 1.1%.

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

3. Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Archer-Daniels Midland is down $0.91 (-2.0%) to $44.17 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Archer-Daniels Midland exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.70-$44.74 after having opened the day at $44.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.08.

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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Archer-Daniels Midland has a market cap of $26.4 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Archer-Daniels Midland a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Archer-Daniels Midland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Archer-Daniels Midland Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mondelez International ( MDLZ) is down $0.45 (-1.0%) to $43.53 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Mondelez International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.46-$43.98 after having opened the day at $43.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.98.

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Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets snack food and beverage products worldwide. Mondelez International has a market cap of $68.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Mondelez International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mondelez International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mondelez International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is down $0.20 (-1.5%) to $12.46 on heavy volume. Thus far, 29.9 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 32.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.40-$12.62 after having opened the day at $12.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.66.

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Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $50.5 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ford Motor 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).