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. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 176 points (1.0%) at 18,236 as of Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,373 issues advancing vs. 649 declining with 125 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 3.6%, Extra Space Storage ( EXR), up 2.8%, Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil ( BSBR), up 2.5%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 2.2% and Aegon ( AEG), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Orix ( IX), down 1.9%, State Street ( STT), down 1.0%, Charles Schwab ( SCHW), down 0.8%, Bank of Montreal ( BMO), down 0.8% and Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS), down 0.6%. 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 $0.48 (0.7%) to $67.47 on light volume. Thus far, 720,877 shares of Allstate exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.19-$67.62 after having opened the day at $67.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.99. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the property-liability insurance and life insurance businesses in the United States and Canada. Allstate has a market cap of $27.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Allstate a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Allstate Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.