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 119 points (0.7%) at 16,493 as of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,941 issues advancing vs. 990 declining with 158 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the sector that increased today was Apple ( AAPL), up 2.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. PepsiCo ( PEP) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, PepsiCo is up $0.46 (0.6%) to $82.83 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.28-$83.20 after having opened the day at $82.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.37. PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. PepsiCo has a market cap of $126.3 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo 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 reasonable valuation levels. 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 PepsiCo 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.