All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Delphi Automotive ( DLPH), up 2.2%, Lorillard ( LO), up 2.2%, Reynolds American ( RAI), up 1.8%, Coca-Cola Femsa S.A.B. de C.V ( KOF), up 1.2% and General Mills ( GIS), up 1.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Altria Group ( MO) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Altria Group is up $0.44 (1.2%) to $35.93 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.65-$36.17 after having opened the day at $35.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.49. Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $71.3 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Altria Group 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.