All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 134 points (-0.7%) at 17,815 as of Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 682 issues advancing vs. 2,296 declining with 110 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. A company within the sector that increased today was Danaher ( DHR), up 2.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CNH Industrial ( CNHI), down 6.3%, Tenaris ( TS), down 4.8%, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), down 4.6%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 3.3% and ABB ( ABB), down 2.9%.

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

3. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is up $0.51 (1.0%) to $52.07 on average volume. Thus far, 777,907 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.23-$52.10 after having opened the day at $51.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.56.

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Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 17.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, 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 Republic Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is up $0.96 (1.4%) to $67.43 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.16-$70.50 after having opened the day at $66.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.47.

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Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. Waste Management has a market cap of $29.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 24.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Waste Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Raytheon ( RTN) is up $2.16 (1.6%) to $136.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Raytheon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $134.10-$137.33 after having opened the day at $134.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $134.82.

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Raytheon Company develops technologically integrated products, services, and solutions worldwide. It operates in five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS); and Forcepoint. Raytheon has a market cap of $40.0 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Raytheon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Raytheon 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, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Raytheon 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 industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).