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3 Consumer Goods Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 59 points (-0.3%) at 17,945 as of Monday, April 25, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 715 issues advancing vs. 2,208 declining with 162 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Kimberly-Clark ( KMB), down 1.6%, Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM), down 1.5% and General Motors ( GM), down 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. General Mills ( GIS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, General Mills is up $0.55 (0.9%) to $61.11 on light volume. Thus far, 887,018 shares of General Mills exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.35-$61.20 after having opened the day at $60.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.56. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States and internationally. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. The company operates in three segments: U.S. General Mills has a market cap of $35.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate General Mills a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates General Mills...