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 up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,010 as of Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 891 issues advancing vs. 2,107 declining with 158 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Aegon ( AEG), up 1.4%, Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B), up 0.6% and Morgan Stanley ( MS), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include KB Financial Group ( KB), down 4.6%, Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 3.7%, Navient ( NAVI), down 2.2%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), down 2.0% and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 1.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Allstate ( ALL) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Allstate is up $0.68 (1.1%) to $61.68 on average volume. Thus far, 990,735 shares of Allstate exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.09-$61.70 after having opened the day at $61.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.00. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and retirement and investment products primarily in the United States. Allstate has a market cap of $26.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 11.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Allstate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Allstate as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth 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 Allstate 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.