One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 28 points (0.2%) at 17,783 as of Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,543 issues advancing vs. 1,349 declining with 225 unchanged.

The Consumer Durables industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include

Mohawk Industries

(

MHK

), up 1.4%,

Royal Philips

(

PHG

), up 1.2% and

Xerox Corporation

(

XRX

), up 1.3%.

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

3.

Pitney Bowes

(

PBI

) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Durables industry higher today. As of noon trading, Pitney Bowes is up $0.74 (3.7%) to $20.84 on average volume. Thus far, 687,132 shares of Pitney Bowes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.18-$20.91 after having opened the day at $20.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.10.

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Pitney Bowes Inc. provides technology products and solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Small and Medium Business Solutions, Enterprise Business Solutions, and Digital Commerce Solutions segments. Pitney Bowes has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 17.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Pitney Bowes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Pitney Bowes

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. 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

Pitney Bowes Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Sony

TST Recommends

(

SNE

) is up $0.38 (1.4%) to $28.48 on light volume. Thus far, 321,296 shares of Sony exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.45-$28.65 after having opened the day at $28.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.10.

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Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Sony has a market cap of $35.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 37.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Sony a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sony

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full

Sony Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Fortune Brands Home & Security

(

FBHS

) is up $0.66 (1.3%) to $52.68 on light volume. Thus far, 406,775 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.93-$52.77 after having opened the day at $51.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.02.

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Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, security applications, and storage. It operates in four segments: Cabinets, Plumbing, Doors, and Security. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fortune Brands Home & Security

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Fortune Brands Home & Security 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 durables industry could consider

Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR

(

XLY

) while those bearish on the consumer durables industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).