All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 17,692 as of Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,523 issues advancing vs. 1,363 declining with 169 unchanged. The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include OneMain Holdings ( OMF), up 4.4%, Chubb ( CB), up 3.6%, Allstate ( ALL), up 3.4%, Manulife Financial ( MFC), up 2.6% and Essex Property ( ESS), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Realogy Holdings ( RLGY), down 6.5%, Momo ( MOMO), down 5.8%, Lincoln National ( LNC), down 3.9%, Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), down 3.2% and Icahn ( IEP), down 3.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. HDFC Bank ( HDB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, HDFC Bank is up $0.56 (0.9%) to $63.29 on light volume. Thus far, 211,578 shares of HDFC Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 727,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.70-$63.82 after having opened the day at $62.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.73. 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. HDFC Bank Limited provides a range of banking and financial services to individuals and businesses in India, Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai. The company operates in Treasury, Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Other Banking Business segments. HDFC Bank has a market cap of $52.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate HDFC Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates HDFC Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its 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 HDFC Bank 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.

2. As of noon trading, XL Group ( XL) is up $0.52 (1.6%) to $32.92 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of XL Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.51-$33.00 after having opened the day at $32.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.40. 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. XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an insurance and reinsurance company. The company provides property, casualty, and specialty products to industrial, commercial, professional, and insurance companies, as well as other enterprises worldwide. XL Group has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate XL Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates XL Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full XL Group 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.

1. As of noon trading, Progressive ( PGR) is up $0.22 (0.7%) to $33.05 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Progressive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.86-$33.34 after having opened the day at $32.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.83. 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 Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial property-casualty insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States. Progressive has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Progressive a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Progressive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Progressive 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. If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).