All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 123 points (0.7%) at 18,349 as of Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,303 issues advancing vs. 681 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Church & Dwight ( CHD), down 1.8%, Colgate-Palmolive ( CL), down 0.7% and Kimberly-Clark ( KMB), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Under Armour Inc A ( UA), up 4.3%, International Paper ( IP), up 2.3%, Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV ( KOF), up 2.3%, Nike ( NKE), up 2.1% and PACCAR ( PCAR), up 1.9%.

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

3. Sony ( SNE) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sony is down $0.60 (-1.9%) to $30.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Sony exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.43-$30.84 after having opened the day at $30.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.20.

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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 $38.6 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 26.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Sony a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sony as a hold. 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Sony Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Reynolds American ( RAI) is down $0.70 (-1.3%) to $52.50 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Reynolds American exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.42-$53.33 after having opened the day at $52.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.20.

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Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. It operates through RJR Tobacco, Santa Fe, and American Snuff segments. Reynolds American has a market cap of $75.8 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 15.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Reynolds American Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Altria Group ( MO) is down $0.39 (-0.6%) to $69.48 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Altria Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.10-$69.86 after having opened the day at $69.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.87.

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Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. Altria Group has a market cap of $136.6 billion and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are up 20.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Altria Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altria Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 Altria Group 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).