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. One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,367 as of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,229 issues advancing vs. 1,681 declining with 174 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Brown-Forman Corporation ( BF.A), up 3.8%, and BRF ( BRFS), up 2.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was Canon ( CAJ), up 0.8%. 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 $0.56 (0.7%) to $80.84 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of PepsiCo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.31-$81.47 after having opened the day at $80.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.28. PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's and Ruffles potato chips, Doritos and Tostitos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, dips, Fritos corn chips, and Santitas tortilla chips. PepsiCo has a market cap of $121.1 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate PepsiCo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PepsiCo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. 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.