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 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,809 as of Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,843 issues advancing vs. 1,114 declining with 177 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Apollo Global Management ( APO), up 2.5%, Liberty Property ( LPT), up 1.6%, CIT Group ( CIT), up 1.4%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), up 1.3% and Public Storage ( PSA), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.7%, UBS ( UBS), down 0.7%, Prudential Financial ( PRU), down 0.6% and Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Host Hotels & Resorts is up $0.15 (0.7%) to $22.11 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Host Hotels & Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.91-$22.18 after having opened the day at $21.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.96. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts 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.