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 17,388 as of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 2:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,085 issues advancing vs. 1,951 declining with 143 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the sector that increased today was Orix ( IX), up 3.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 5.2%, Icahn ( IEP), down 3.1%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 1.4%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), down 1.8% and Equity Residential ( EQR), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Marsh & McLennan Companies ( MMC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Marsh & McLennan Companies is up $0.80 (1.4%) to $55.54 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.57-$55.60 after having opened the day at $54.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.74. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions primarily in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital worldwide. It operates in two segments, Risk and Insurance Services and Consulting. Marsh & McLennan Companies has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Marsh & McLennan Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Marsh & McLennan Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Marsh & McLennan Companies 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.