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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 147 points (1.0%) at 15,587 as of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,311 issues advancing vs. 626 declining with 152 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 10.0%, Prudential Financial ( PRU), down 3.4%, CBRE Group ( CBG), down 2.1% and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Allstate ( ALL), up 2.9%, Icahn ( IEP), up 2.9%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 2.7%, Aegon ( AEG), up 2.5% and CME Group ( CME), up 2.4%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings ( AWH) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings is down $5.10 (-5.1%) to $94.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 172,781 shares of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 164,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.90-$98.18 after having opened the day at $96.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.00. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance solutions in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Labuan, and Singapore. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Allied World Assurance Company Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Allied World Assurance Company Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and 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 Allied World Assurance Company Holdings 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.