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 77 points (0.5%) at 17,053 as of Thursday, July 3, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,714 issues advancing vs. 1,323 declining with 126 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include TD Ameritrade ( AMTD), up 2.9%, Aegon ( AEG), up 2.9%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), up 2.7%, Charles Schwab ( SCHW), up 2.7% and Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 2.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), down 1.4%, HCP ( HCP), down 1.2%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 0.8% and Orix ( IX), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Goldman Sachs Group ( GS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Goldman Sachs Group is up $2.32 (1.4%) to $169.21 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $167.72-$169.90 after having opened the day at $167.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $166.89. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $74.6 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman Sachs Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Goldman Sachs Group 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.