One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

(

SC

), down 14.9%,

Total System Services

(

TSS

), down 11.0%,

OneMain Holdings

(

OMF

), down 6.0%,

Welltower

(

HCN

), down 5.3% and

State Street

(

STT

), down 4.3%. Top gainers within the sector include

Orix

(

IX

), up 4.3%,

Huntington

(

HBAN

), up 4.0%,

Regions Financial

(

RF

), up 3.6%,

Progressive

(

PGR

), up 3.5% and

Fifth Third Bancorp

(

FITB

), up 3.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3.

Public Storage

(

TheStreet Recommends

PSA

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Public Storage is down $2.39 (-0.9%) to $251.08 on average volume. Thus far, 345,548 shares of Public Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 798,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $249.10-$253.92 after having opened the day at $252.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $253.47.

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Public Storage is an equity real estate investment trust. It engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. Public Storage has a market cap of $42.9 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Public Storage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Public Storage

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Public Storage Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Simon Property Group

(

SPG

) is down $3.58 (-1.9%) to $186.56 on light volume. Thus far, 463,245 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $185.87-$189.50 after having opened the day at $189.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $190.14.

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Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, management, and development of properties. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $57.3 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Simon Property Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Simon Property Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

American International Group

(

AIG

) is down $0.32 (-0.6%) to $55.59 on average volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of American International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.84-$55.73 after having opened the day at $55.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.91.

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American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the United States, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. American International Group has a market cap of $68.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate American International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American International Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

American International Group 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 sector could consider

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).