All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 17,529 as of Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 984 issues advancing vs. 2,001 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Gruma SAB de CV ( GMK), up 2.7%, Estee Lauder Cos ( EL), up 2.2%, Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS), up 2.2%, Mohawk Industries ( MHK), up 1.2% and Tesla Motors ( TSLA), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 5.4%, Mattel ( MAT), down 2.0%, Icahn ( IEP), down 1.5%, Polaris Industries ( PII), down 1.3% and Johnson Controls ( JCI), down 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Constellation Brands ( STZ) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Constellation Brands is up $1.29 (1.0%) to $129.80 on average volume. Thus far, 655,416 shares of Constellation Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 972,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $128.58-$130.42 after having opened the day at $128.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $128.51.

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Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Constellation Brands has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 30.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Constellation Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constellation Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Constellation Brands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is up $0.94 (2.9%) to $32.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.57-$33.14 after having opened the day at $32.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.02.

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Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle collections for women and men in the United States and internationally. Coach has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 14.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Coach a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Coach Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM) is up $0.51 (1.1%) to $48.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Archer-Daniels Midland exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.28-$48.04 after having opened the day at $47.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.51.

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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The company's Oilseeds Processing segment originates, merchandises, crushes, and processes soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals. Archer-Daniels Midland has a market cap of $28.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Archer-Daniels Midland a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Archer-Daniels Midland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Archer-Daniels Midland Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).