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 22 points (0.1%) at 16,756 as of Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,558 issues advancing vs. 1,369 declining with 183 unchanged. The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Proto Labs ( PRLB), up 3.3%, Allegheny Technologies ( ATI), up 2.6%, Lincoln Electric Holdings ( LECO), up 1.3% and Xylem ( XYL), up 1.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Illinois Tool Works is up $0.66 (0.8%) to $88.47 on light volume. Thus far, 386,501 shares of Illinois Tool Works exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.69-$88.63 after having opened the day at $87.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.81. Illinois Tool Works Inc. produces and sells engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $36.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Illinois Tool Works a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Illinois Tool Works 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.