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 Insurance industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Aegon ( AEG), up 0.8%, and MetLife ( MET), up 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Lincoln National ( LNC) is one of the companies pushing the Insurance industry higher today. As of noon trading, Lincoln National is up $0.91 (1.7%) to $55.59 on light volume. Thus far, 653,251 shares of Lincoln National exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.13-$55.73 after having opened the day at $55.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.68. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company operates in Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments. Lincoln National has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Lincoln National a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Lincoln National as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity 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 Lincoln National 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.