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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 15,371 as of Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,814 issues advancing vs. 1,135 declining with 104 unchanged. The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 3.7%, L-3 Communications Holdings ( LLL), up 2.6%, Pall Corporation ( PLL), up 1.9%, Northrop Grumman ( NOC), up 1.9% and Republic Services ( RSG), up 1.8%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. General Dynamics ( GD) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, General Dynamics is up $1.06 (1.37) to $78.59 on light volume Thus far, 586,133 shares of General Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.77-$78.76 after having opened the day at $77.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.53. General Dynamics Corporation, an aerospace and defense company, provides business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions; military and commercial shipbuilding; and communications and information technology products and services worldwide. General Dynamics has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate General Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates General Dynamics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full General Dynamics Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.