Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 15,098 as of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,393 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 92 unchanged. The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Lincoln National Corp (Radnor ( LNC), up 2.4%, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD), up 2.1%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 1.9%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 1.8% and Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include ING Groep N.V ( ING), down 2.7%, Ventas ( VTR), down 2.2%, Prologis ( PLD), down 1.9%, Simon Property Group ( SPG), down 1.6% and HCP ( HCP), down 1.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. SunTrust Banks ( STI) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, SunTrust Banks is up $0.35 (1.0%) to $34.73 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of SunTrust Banks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.27-$34.97 after having opened the day at $34.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.38. SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. SunTrust Banks has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 21.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate SunTrust Banks a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates SunTrust Banks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full SunTrust Banks 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.