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 down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 8 points (0.0%) at 18,244 as of Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,559 issues advancing vs. 1,400 declining with 174 unchanged. The Health Care sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Vertex Pharmaceuticals ( VRTX), up 2.4%, and Gilead ( GILD), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sanofi ( SNY), down 1.1%, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( TEVA), down 0.9% and St Jude Medical ( STJ), down 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Brookdale Senior Living ( BKD) is one of the companies pushing the Health Care sector higher today. As of noon trading, Brookdale Senior Living is up $1.27 (3.5%) to $37.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Brookdale Senior Living exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.76-$37.53 after having opened the day at $35.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.00. 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. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)-Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. Brookdale Senior Living has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Brookdale Senior Living a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Brookdale Senior Living as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Brookdale Senior Living 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.