One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 18,458 as of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,840 issues advancing vs. 1,054 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the sector that increased today was Sony ( SNE), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV ( KOF), down 3.0%, Coca-Cola ( KO), down 0.6% and Mondelez International ( MDLZ), down 0.6%.

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 $1.85 (3.3%) to $57.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.7 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 $56.14-$58.00 after having opened the day at $56.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.91.

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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 $19.3 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate PACCAR a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. 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, Archer-Daniels Midland ( ADM) is up $0.50 (1.1%) to $44.10 on light volume. Thus far, 980,611 shares of Archer-Daniels Midland exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.63-$44.10 after having opened the day at $43.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.60.

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Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. Archer-Daniels Midland has a market cap of $25.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 18.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Archer-Daniels Midland a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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 and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Archer-Daniels Midland Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ford Motor ( F) is up $0.10 (0.7%) to $13.78 on light volume. Thus far, 10.1 million shares of Ford Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 32.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.69-$13.81 after having opened the day at $13.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.68.

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Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, finances, and services automobiles. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Ford Motor has a market cap of $55.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Ford Motor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Ford Motor 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).