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 52 points (-0.4%) at 14,567 as of Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,288 issues advancing vs. 1,600 declining with 135 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.34 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.48. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( CCH), down 8.12, International Paper ( IP), down 2.00, Honda Motor ( HMC), down 0.78 and Toyota Motor ( TM), down 0.60. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 4. BRF ( BRFS) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, BRF is up $0.75 (3.28) to $23.63 on average volume Thus far, 845,477 shares of BRF exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.73-$23.72 after having opened the day at $22.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.88. BRF - Brasil Foods S.A., together with its subsidiaries, engages in raising, producing, and slaughtering poultry, pork, and beef in Brazil and internationally. BRF has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings rates BRF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full BRF 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.