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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 52 points (-0.3%) at 18,381 as of Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,146 issues advancing vs. 1,771 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Credit Acceptance

(

CACC

), up 6.4%,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), up 1.5%,

Realty Income

(

O

), up 1.0%,

Equinix

(

EQIX

), up 0.9% and

American Tower

(

AMT

), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Nomura Holdings

(

NMR

), down 4.8%,

Oaktree Capital Group

(

OAK

), down 3.0%,

Aegon

(

AEG

), down 3.2%,

Deutsche Bank

(

DB

), down 2.7% and

ING Groep

(

ING

), down 2.6%.

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

3.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is up $0.13 (2.5%) to $5.23 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.20-$5.34 after having opened the day at $5.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.10.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a market cap of $64.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 18.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Momo

(

MOMO

) is up $0.90 (6.8%) to $14.13 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Momo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.32-$14.65 after having opened the day at $13.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.23.

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Momo Inc. operates as a mobile-based social networking platform in the People's Republic of China. The company's platform includes its Momo mobile application and various related features, functionalities, tools, and services that are provided to users, customers, and platform partners. Momo has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Momo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Momo

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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Momo Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Aon

(

AON

) is up $1.30 (1.2%) to $108.37 on average volume. Thus far, 469,634 shares of Aon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.93-$108.78 after having opened the day at $107.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.07.

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Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Risk Solutions and HR Solutions. Aon has a market cap of $29.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Aon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Aon

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Aon 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

).