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 76 points (0.5%) at 16,332 as of Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,886 issues advancing vs. 1,057 declining with 161 unchanged. The Food & Beverage industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Hershey Company ( HSY) is one of the companies pushing the Food & Beverage industry lower today. As of noon trading, Hershey Company is down $2.61 (-2.6%) to $99.11 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Hershey Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.77-$100.59 after having opened the day at $99.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.72. The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products. Hershey Company has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Hershey Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Hershey Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Hershey Company Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.