All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 65 points (0.4%) at 17,698 as of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,906 issues advancing vs. 1,052 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Affiliated Managers Group

(

AMG

), up 2.4%,

Visa

(

V

), up 1.6%,

Ameriprise Financial

(

AMP

), up 1.5%,

Blackstone Group

(

BX

), up 1.4% and

MasterCard

(

MA

), up 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3.

Oaktree Capital Group

(

OAK

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Oaktree Capital Group is up $1.07 (2.2%) to $49.26 on light volume. Thus far, 117,878 shares of Oaktree Capital Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 444,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.26-$49.46 after having opened the day at $48.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.19.

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Oaktree Capital Group, LLC operates as a global investment management firm that focuses on alternative markets. Oaktree Capital Group has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Oaktree Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Oaktree Capital Group

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Oaktree Capital Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Principal Financial Group

(

PFG

) is up $0.43 (1.1%) to $39.83 on light volume. Thus far, 456,217 shares of Principal Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.71-$40.48 after having opened the day at $39.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.40.

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Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide. It operates through Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. Principal Financial Group has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 12.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Principal Financial Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Principal Financial Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Principal Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Invesco

(

IVZ

) is up $0.35 (1.1%) to $31.22 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.18-$31.54 after having opened the day at $31.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.87.

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Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. Invesco has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Invesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Invesco

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Invesco Ratings Report

now.

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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

).