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 16,603 as of Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,002 issues advancing vs. 938 declining with 179 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 2.0%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), down 2.0%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 1.8% and Deutsche Bank ( DB), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include St Joe ( JOE), up 8.6%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 3.9%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), up 2.5%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 2.0% and Icahn ( IEP), up 1.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. KKR ( KKR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, KKR is down $0.32 (-1.4%) to $23.06 on light volume. Thus far, 873,753 shares of KKR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.00-$23.46 after having opened the day at $23.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.38. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a private equity investment firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, special situations, growth equity, mature, distressed, and middle market investments. KKR has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate KKR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates KKR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full KKR 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.