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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 17,012 as of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,550 issues advancing vs. 1,408 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Affiliated Managers Group

(

AMG

), down 1.1%,

Blackstone Group

(

BX

), down 1.2% and

Morgan Stanley

(

MS

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Greenhill

(

GHL

), up 6.7%,

Financial Engines

(

FNGN

), up 4.6%,

E*Trade Financial

(

ETFC

), up 2.7%,

Evercore Partners

(

EVR

), up 2.5% and

TD Ameritrade

(

AMTD

), up 1.3%.

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

3.

Tile Shop Holdings

(

TTS

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Tile Shop Holdings is down $0.88 (-8.3%) to $9.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Tile Shop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 612,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.06-$9.70 after having opened the day at $9.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.56.

Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. Tile Shop Holdings has a market cap of $558.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 41.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tile Shop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tile Shop Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. Get the full

Tile Shop Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P

(

AB

) is down $0.39 (-1.5%) to $26.33 on average volume. Thus far, 153,545 shares of AllianceBernstein Holding L.P exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 324,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.18-$26.99 after having opened the day at $26.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.72.

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. provides investment management and related services in the United States and internationally. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 25.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AllianceBernstein Holding L.P a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Waddell & Reed Financial

(

WDR

) is down $0.70 (-1.2%) to $57.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 883,607 shares of Waddell & Reed Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 944,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.91-$58.64 after having opened the day at $58.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.86.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment management, investment product underwriting and distribution, and shareholder services administration to mutual funds, and institutional and separately managed accounts in the United States. Waddell & Reed Financial has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Waddell & Reed Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Waddell & Reed Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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

Waddell & Reed Financial 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

).

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