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 lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 17,085 as of Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,849 declining with 136 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Honda Motor ( HMC) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Honda Motor is up $0.28 (0.8%) to $34.32 on average volume. Thus far, 393,824 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 645,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.30-$34.48 after having opened the day at $34.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.04. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells motorcycles, automobiles, and power products. It operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. Honda Motor has a market cap of $62.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 17.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Honda Motor 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.