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. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 125 points (0.7%) at 17,965 as of Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,375 declining with 147 unchanged. The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Honda Motor ( HMC), up 1.6%, Nike ( NKE), up 1.5%, Ecolab ( ECL), up 1.5% and Procter & Gamble ( PG), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Philip Morris International ( PM), down 0.6%, and Ford Motor ( F), down 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Sony ( SNE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Sony is up $0.57 (1.9%) to $30.80 on light volume. Thus far, 700,732 shares of Sony exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.30-$30.80 after having opened the day at $30.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.23. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. Sony has a market cap of $35.3 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 50.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Sony a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Sony as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Sony Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.