All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 93 points (0.5%) at 17,674 as of Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,445 issues advancing vs. 542 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include

Macro Bank

(

BMA

), up 11.4%,

Grupo Financiero Galicia

(

GGAL

), up 10.0%,

Bbva Banco FrancesS.A

(

BFR

), up 9.2%,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

), up 8.8% and

Jones Lang LaSalle

(

JLL

), up 6.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Equity Residential

(

EQR

), down 1.1%,

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

), down 0.9%,

Brookfield Asset Management

(

BAM

), down 0.7% and

Public Storage

(

PSA

), down 0.6%.

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

3.

Wells Fargo

(

WFC

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo is up $0.35 (0.7%) to $54.47 on light volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.17-$54.72 after having opened the day at $54.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.12.

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Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $278.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Wells Fargo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wells Fargo

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

JPMorgan Chase

(

JPM

) is up $0.61 (1.0%) to $64.25 on light volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.69-$64.48 after having opened the day at $63.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.64.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides various financial services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking, and Asset Management. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $236.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

JPMorgan Chase

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

Bank of America Corporation

(

BAC

) is up $0.20 (1.2%) to $16.60 on light volume. Thus far, 29.6 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 86.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.44-$16.63 after having opened the day at $16.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.40.

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Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, operates through Consumer and Business Banking; Consumer Real Estate Services; Global Wealth and Investment Management; Global Banking; Global Markets; and Other segments. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $172.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Bank of America Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins 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

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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

).