All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 230 points (-1.3%) at 17,680 as of Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 442 issues advancing vs. 2,580 declining with 96 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Synchrony Financial

(

SYF

), down 3.7%,

General Growth Properties

(

GGP

), down 4.0%,

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil

(

BSBR

), down 4.0%,

KKR

(

KKR

), down 3.7% and

Brookfield Asset Management

(

BAM

), down 3.4%.

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 $0.08 (1.2%) to $6.60 on light volume. Thus far, 427,240 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.58-$6.67 after having opened the day at $6.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.52.

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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 $90.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 17.9% 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 attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Plum Creek Timber

(

PCL

) is up $6.58 (16.3%) to $46.87 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of Plum Creek Timber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.00-$47.02 after having opened the day at $45.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.29.

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Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Plum Creek Timber a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Plum Creek Timber

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations 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

Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

CME Group

(

CME

) is up $0.83 (0.9%) to $97.62 on light volume. Thus far, 409,264 shares of CME Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.36-$97.77 after having opened the day at $96.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.79.

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CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates derivatives marketplace for the trading of futures and options worldwide. CME Group has a market cap of $32.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate CME Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CME Group

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 reasonable valuation levels. 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

CME 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

).