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 60 points (0.4%) at 16,517 as of Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,859 issues advancing vs. 1,154 declining with 141 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include PartnerRe ( PRE), down 3.1%, NASDAQ OMX Group ( NDAQ), down 3.1%, Cincinnati Financial Corporation ( CINF), down 2.2%, CME Group ( CME), down 1.4% and Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include ING Groep N.V ( ING), up 2.8%, Blackstone Group ( BX), up 2.1%, Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 2.1%, UBS ( UBS), up 2.0% and Equifax ( EFX), up 2.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. General Growth Properties ( GGP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, General Growth Properties is down $0.16 (-0.8%) to $21.84 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of General Growth Properties exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.76-$22.04 after having opened the day at $21.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.00. General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls. General Growth Properties has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate General Growth Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full General Growth Properties 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.