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. Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 17,140 as of Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,738 issues advancing vs. 1,242 declining with 174 unchanged. The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC), up 5.5%, Lennar ( LEN), up 5.3%, MasTec ( MTZ), up 4.8%, Stratasys ( SSYS), up 3.1% and DR Horton ( DHI), up 3.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nidec ( NJ), down 1.9%, and Fastenal ( FAST), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Danaher ( DHR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Danaher is up $1.21 (1.6%) to $78.78 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Danaher exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.69-$78.94 after having opened the day at $77.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.57. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher has a market cap of $53.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Danaher a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Danaher 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.