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 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Mercury General Corporation ( MCY), down 5.4%, Loews Corporation ( L), down 4.2%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 3.6%, KB Financial Group ( KB), down 2.7% and Ocwen Financial Corporation ( OCN), down 2.3%. Top gainers within the sector include CNA Financial ( CNA), up 6.1%, Invesco ( IVZ), up 4.0%, Franklin Resources ( BEN), up 1.6%, American Express ( AXP), up 1.7% and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), up 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 5. SunTrust Banks ( STI) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, SunTrust Banks is down $0.48 (-1.3%) to $37.56 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of SunTrust Banks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.49-$38.07 after having opened the day at $37.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.05. 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 $20.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate SunTrust Banks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 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 increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full SunTrust Banks 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.