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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include CME Group ( CME), up 2.0%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 2.0%, Fifth Third Bancorp ( FITB), up 1.5%, Capital One Financial ( COF), up 1.4% and Bank of New York Mellon ( BK), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 2.0%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.6%, Boston Properties ( BXP), down 1.5%, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 1.1% and Visa ( V), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Prudential Financial ( PRU) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Prudential Financial is up $1.32 (1.7%) to $79.12 on average volume. Thus far, 881,651 shares of Prudential Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.67-$79.27 after having opened the day at $78.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.80. Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to both individual and institutional customers in the United States and internationally. Prudential Financial has a market cap of $36.1 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 46.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Prudential Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Prudential Financial as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Prudential Financial 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.