Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 17,992 as of Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,218 issues advancing vs. 684 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Royal Philips ( PHG), up 2.2%, Nike ( NKE), up 1.0% and General Motors ( GM), up 0.8%. A company within the sector that fell today was Kimberly-Clark ( KMB), up 1.6%.

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

3. PACCAR ( PCAR) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, PACCAR is up $2.24 (4.0%) to $58.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of PACCAR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.32-$58.80 after having opened the day at $57.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.05.

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PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks worldwide. It operates in three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. PACCAR has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 18.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate PACCAR a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full PACCAR Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Johnson Controls ( JCI) is up $0.48 (1.2%) to $42.16 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Johnson Controls exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.77-$42.42 after having opened the day at $41.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.68.

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Johnson Controls, Inc. operates as a diversified technology and industrial company worldwide. Johnson Controls has a market cap of $27.2 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Johnson Controls a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Coach ( COH) is up $1.52 (3.8%) to $41.71 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.7 million shares of Coach exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.06-$41.92 after having opened the day at $40.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.19.

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Coach, Inc. provides luxury accessories and lifestyle collections in the United States. Coach has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 22.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Coach a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coach 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Coach 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).