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 15 points (0.1%) at 16,035 as of Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,397 declining with 175 unchanged. The Retail industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include J.C. Penney ( JCP), up 4.3%, Gap ( GPS), up 0.7% and Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 4. Nordstrom ( JWN) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nordstrom is up $0.57 (0.9%) to $60.93 on light volume. Thus far, 454,112 shares of Nordstrom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.42-$60.93 after having opened the day at $60.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.36. Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Credit. The Retail segment offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. Nordstrom has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Nordstrom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Nordstrom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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 Nordstrom 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.