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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 72 points (0.5%) at 14,749 as of Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,049 issues advancing vs. 833 declining with 158 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include CoreLogic ( CLGX), up 12.2%, American Tower ( AMT), up 3.9%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 3.6%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.8% and Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 2.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Banco Santander ( SAN), down 1.77, and Orix Corporation ( IX), down 0.58. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. American International Group ( AIG) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, American International Group is up $0.64 (1.54) to $42.24 on heavy volume Thus far, 15.7 million shares of American International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.53-$42.66 after having opened the day at $41.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.60. American International Group, Inc. engages in the provision of insurance products and services for the commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Chartis, SunAmerica Financial Group, and Aircraft Leasing. American International Group has a market cap of $60.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings rates American International Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full American International Group 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.