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 49 points (0.3%) at 16,344 as of Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,931 issues advancing vs. 985 declining with 162 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 4. Reynolds American ( RAI) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Reynolds American is up $0.54 (1.1%) to $49.40 on average volume. Thus far, 726,066 shares of Reynolds American exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.88-$49.46 after having opened the day at $48.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.86. Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. Reynolds American has a market cap of $26.4 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 17.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Reynolds American 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.