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 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Kate Spade ( KATE), down 22.6%, Flowers Foods ( FLO), down 3.9%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 3.0%, Hanesbrands ( HBI), down 1.6% and Reynolds American ( RAI), down 1.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was Icahn ( IEP), up 1.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. Colgate-Palmolive ( CL) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Colgate-Palmolive is down $0.58 (-0.9%) to $64.48 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Colgate-Palmolive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.44-$64.84 after having opened the day at $64.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.06. Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive has a market cap of $59.5 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Colgate-Palmolive a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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 Colgate-Palmolive 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.