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 110 points (-0.7%) at 16,401 as of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 820 issues advancing vs. 2,151 declining with 156 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include E-House China Holdings ( EJ), up 14.1%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 1.6%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), up 0.9%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), up 0.9% and Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Orix ( IX), down 3.3%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 2.5%, Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG), down 2.3%, CME Group ( CME), down 1.8% and Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Aegon ( AEG) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Aegon is up $0.08 (0.9%) to $8.62 on average volume. Thus far, 706,713 shares of Aegon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.60-$8.68 after having opened the day at $8.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.55. Aegon N.V. provides life insurance, pension, and asset management products and services. Aegon has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Aegon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Aegon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Aegon 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.