Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged. The Drugs industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Chemocentryx ( CCXI), down 33.8%, and Allergan ( AGN), down 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Novartis ( NVS) is one of the companies pushing the Drugs industry higher today. As of noon trading, Novartis is up $0.49 (0.7%) to $75.23 on average volume. Thus far, 689,570 shares of Novartis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.82-$75.49 after having opened the day at $74.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.74. Novartis AG engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of healthcare products worldwide. Novartis has a market cap of $181.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Novartis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Novartis as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Novartis 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.