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 Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include OM Asset Management ( OMAM), up 5.8%, Fortress Investment Group ( FIG), up 5.2%, Noah Holdings ( NOAH), up 3.7%, MarketAxess Holdings ( MKTX), up 1.7% and ORIX ( IX), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Triangle Capital ( TCAP), down 17.2%, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group ( OZM), down 2.8%, LendingClub ( LC), down 2.2%, Ares Management ( ARES), down 1.7% and Voya Financial ( VOYA), down 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Total System Services ( TSS) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Total System Services is up $0.43 (0.8%) to $51.84 on average volume. Thus far, 789,274 shares of Total System Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.23-$51.98 after having opened the day at $51.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.41. 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. Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. Total System Services has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Total System Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Total System Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Total System Services 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, Nasdaq ( NDAQ) is up $0.63 (1.0%) to $63.21 on light volume. Thus far, 333,056 shares of Nasdaq exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.69-$63.40 after having opened the day at $62.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.58. 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. Nasdaq, Inc. provides trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information, and public company services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Market Services, Listing Services, Information Services, and Technology Solutions. Nasdaq has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Nasdaq a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Nasdaq 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, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Nasdaq 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, Blackstone Group ( BX) is up $0.14 (0.5%) to $26.73 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Blackstone Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.38-$26.98 after having opened the day at $26.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.59. 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 Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Blackstone Group has a market cap of $32.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Blackstone Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Blackstone Group as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Blackstone 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. If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).