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 97 points (0.6%) at 17,481 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,800 issues advancing vs. 1,144 declining with 202 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 American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), up 6.3%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 3.7%, Visa ( V), up 2.5%, MasterCard ( MA), up 2.2% and Sun Life Financial ( SLF), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 3.0%, Orix ( IX), down 2.5%, Capital One Financial ( COF), down 1.2%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 1.1% and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 1.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. SunTrust Banks ( STI) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, SunTrust Banks is up $0.44 (1.1%) to $39.49 on light volume. Thus far, 944,929 shares of SunTrust Banks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.14-$39.50 after having opened the day at $39.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.05. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. SunTrust Banks has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate SunTrust Banks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates SunTrust Banks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full SunTrust Banks 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.