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. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 15,939 as of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,598 issues advancing vs. 1,323 declining with 154 unchanged. The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Caesarstone Sdot-Yam ( CSTE), up 15.8%, Owens-Corning ( OC), up 11.4%, Generac Holdings ( GNRC), up 4.2%, USG ( USG), up 3.3% and Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 3.4%. A company within the sector that fell today was 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), up 1.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Northrop Grumman ( NOC) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Northrop Grumman is up $0.96 (0.8%) to $117.86 on light volume. Thus far, 471,052 shares of Northrop Grumman exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.82-$117.93 after having opened the day at $117.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.90. Northrop Grumman Corporation provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Northrop Grumman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Northrop Grumman as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Northrop Grumman 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.