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 down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 17,004 as of Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 894 issues advancing vs. 2,148 declining with 116 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the sector that fell today was Xerox Corporation ( XRX), up 2.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Altria Group ( MO) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Altria Group is up $0.28 (0.7%) to $42.67 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.25-$42.75 after having opened the day at $42.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.39. Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States and internationally. Altria Group has a market cap of $84.2 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Altria Group 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.