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 One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 14,544 as of Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,423 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 125 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A ( CCH), up 4.3%, Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT), up 3.8%, Tesla Motors ( TSLA), up 4.1%, Hasbro ( HAS), up 2.8% and Xerox Corporation ( XRX), up 2.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include BRF ( BRFS), down 1.06, Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV), down 0.91 and Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev ( ABV.C), down 0.54. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. VF Corporation ( VFC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, VF Corporation is up $4.08 (2.41) to $173.23 on average volume Thus far, 306,764 shares of VF Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 759,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $169.83-$173.36 after having opened the day at $169.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $169.15. V.F. Corporation designs and manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. VF Corporation has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates VF Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full VF Corporation 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.