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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 178 points (-1.1%) at 16,019 as of Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 350 issues advancing vs. 2,655 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include First Niagara Financial Group ( FNFG), down 10.0%, KKR ( KKR), down 5.4%, American Tower ( AMT), down 4.9%, Icahn ( IEP), down 4.8% and HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 4.1%.

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

3. Prosperity ( PB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Prosperity is up $4.04 (6.5%) to $65.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 443,847 shares of Prosperity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 342,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.05-$66.90 after having opened the day at $62.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.90.

Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Prosperity Bank that provides a range of financial products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers in Texas. Prosperity has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Prosperity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prosperity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Prosperity Ratings Report now.

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