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 84 points (0.5%) at 17,140 as of Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,536 issues advancing vs. 1,417 declining with 186 unchanged. The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Nidec ( NJ), up 3.2%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 2.2%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.4%, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 1.1% and Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include GrafTech International ( GTI), down 30.5%, AAR ( AIR), down 10.5% and ABB ( ABB), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. General Dynamics ( GD) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, General Dynamics is up $0.69 (0.6%) to $126.66 on average volume. Thus far, 577,910 shares of General Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.90-$126.99 after having opened the day at $126.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.97. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. General Dynamics Corporation operates as aerospace and defense company worldwide. General Dynamics has a market cap of $42.8 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 31.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate General Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates General Dynamics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full General Dynamics 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.