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 14 points (0.1%) at 17,085 as of Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,849 declining with 136 unchanged. The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Visa ( V), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include HD Supply Holdings ( HDS), down 2.1%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 1.5%, Orix ( IX), down 1.4% and LPL Financial Holdings ( LPLA), down 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. BGC Partners ( BGCP) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, BGC Partners is up $0.31 (4.4%) to $7.47 on heavy volume. Thus far, 862,750 shares of BGC Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.25-$7.58 after having opened the day at $7.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.16. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a brokerage company, primarily servicing the wholesale financial and commercial real estate markets. It operates through two segments, Financial Services and Real Estate Services. BGC Partners has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 18.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate BGC Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates BGC Partners as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full BGC Partners 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.