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. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 15,991 as of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,637 declining with 176 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Icahn ( IEP), down 8.9%, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 2.9%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.3%, Charles Schwab ( SCHW), down 1.2% and SL Green Realty Corporation ( SLG), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 7.3%, E*Trade Financial ( ETFC), up 1.9%, Orix Corporation ( IX), up 1.9%, American Capital Agency ( AGNC), up 1.5% and Digital Realty ( DLR), up 1.4%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 5. BB&T ( BBT) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, BB&T is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $34.58 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of BB&T exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.57-$34.86 after having opened the day at $34.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.84. BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. BB&T has a market cap of $24.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate BB&T a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates BB&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full BB&T Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.