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 3 points (0.0%) at 14,977 as of Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,675 issues advancing vs. 1,221 declining with 157 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include MBIA ( MBI), up 35.6%, Icahn ( IEP), up 4.4%, Blackstone Group ( BX), up 3.0%, Morgan Stanley ( MS), up 2.6% and BlackRock ( BLK), up 1.2%. A company within the sector that fell today was MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 1.01. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group is up $3.56 (2.45) to $148.93 on average volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $145.64-$149.54 after having opened the day at $145.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $145.37. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services, as well as financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $66.2 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Goldman Sachs 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.