Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 52 points (-0.4%) at 14,567 as of Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,288 issues advancing vs. 1,600 declining with 135 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.18 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.48. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 3.72, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 3.25, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), down 2.73, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 2.50 and Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 2.33. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Nomura Holdings ( NMR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is up $0.05 (0.66) to $7.57 on average volume Thus far, 387,695 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 823,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.50-$7.62 after having opened the day at $7.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.52. Nomura Holdings, Inc. provides financial services in Japan and internationally. The company operates through three divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. Nomura Holdings has a market cap of $28.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 86.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Nomura Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Nomura Holdings Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.