All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Manulife Financial Corporation ( MFC), up 3.3%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.9%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), up 2.4%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 2.4% and Banco Santander ( SAN), up 2.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Visa ( V), down 1.1%, and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Allstate ( ALL) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Allstate is up $0.99 (2.0%) to $50.12 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Allstate exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.32-$50.12 after having opened the day at $49.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.13. The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of personal property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and retirement and investment products primarily in the United States. Allstate has a market cap of $22.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Allstate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Allstate as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Allstate Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.