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. One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,411 as of Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,415 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 152 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Northstar Realty Finance ( NRF), up 8.1%, HCP ( HCP), up 1.5%, Chubb ( CB), up 1.3% and Visa ( V), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CNA Financial ( CNA), down 4.5%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 2.7%, Franklin Resources ( BEN), down 2.1%, Blackstone Group ( BX), down 1.7% and SunTrust Banks ( STI), down 1.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Ventas ( VTR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Ventas is up $1.02 (1.6%) to $65.36 on average volume. Thus far, 775,297 shares of Ventas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.36-$65.44 after having opened the day at $64.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.35. Ventas, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment, management, financing, and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States and Canada. Ventas has a market cap of $18.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Ventas a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Ventas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ventas 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.