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 3 points (0.0%) at 16,165 as of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,090 issues advancing vs. 1,843 declining with 148 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Corpbanca ( BCA), up 4.5%, Aegon ( AEG), up 2.5%, Manulife Financial Corporation ( MFC), up 1.1%, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation ( AMTD), up 0.9% and SunTrust Banks ( STI), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Realty Income Corporation ( O), down 3.7%, First Niagara Financial Group ( FNFG), down 3.6%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 3.2%, Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 3.0% and HCP ( HCP), down 2.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. ING Groep N.V ( ING) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, ING Groep N.V is up $0.18 (1.4%) to $13.08 on average volume. Thus far, 910,256 shares of ING Groep N.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.99-$13.08 after having opened the day at $13.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.90. ING Groep N.V., a financial services company, provides banking, investment, life insurance, and retirement services. ING Groep N.V has a market cap of $48.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate ING Groep N.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates ING Groep N.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full ING Groep N.V 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.