Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 78 points (-0.5%) at 14,583 as of Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 720 issues advancing vs. 2,193 declining with 115 unchanged. The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Kubota Corporation ( KUB), down 3.3%, and Siemens ( SI), down 1.5%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Illinois Tool Works is up $0.43 (0.7%) to $61.29 on average volume Thus far, 959,981 shares of Illinois Tool Works exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.77-$61.54 after having opened the day at $61.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.86. Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells a range of industrial products and equipment worldwide. Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Illinois Tool Works a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Illinois Tool Works Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.