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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 33 points (-0.2%) at 16,622 as of Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,877 issues advancing vs. 1,144 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Noah Holdings

(

NOAH

), down 4.3%,

Fortress Investment Group

(

FIG

), down 3.7%,

Legg Mason

(

LM

), down 1.3%,

Raymond James Financial

(

RJF

), down 0.8% and

KKR

(

KKR

), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P

(

AB

), up 2.0%,

Nomura Holdings

(

NMR

), up 2.0%,

Apollo Global Management

(

APO

), up 1.7% and

HD Supply Holdings

(

HDS

), up 1.1%.

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

3.

Affiliated Managers Group

(

AMG

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Affiliated Managers Group is down $1.04 (-0.6%) to $188.03 on heavy volume. Thus far, 411,560 shares of Affiliated Managers Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 389,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $184.62-$188.62 after having opened the day at $184.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $189.07.

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Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., through its affiliates, operates as an asset management company providing investment management services to mutual funds, institutional clients, and high net worth individuals in the United States. It provides advisory or subadvisory services to mutual funds. Affiliated Managers Group has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.8. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Affiliated Managers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Affiliated Managers Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

T. Rowe Price Group

(

TROW

) is down $0.61 (-0.8%) to $72.29 on average volume. Thus far, 703,262 shares of T. Rowe Price Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.82-$72.48 after having opened the day at $72.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.90.

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T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutional investors, retirement plans, financial intermediaries, and institutions. T. Rowe Price Group has a market cap of $18.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.8. Shares are down 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate T. Rowe Price Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

T. Rowe Price Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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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1. As of noon trading,

BlackRock

(

BLK

) is down $4.40 (-1.4%) to $310.07 on average volume. Thus far, 310,785 shares of BlackRock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 683,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $308.10-$312.58 after having opened the day at $312.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $314.47.

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BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. BlackRock has a market cap of $49.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.8. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

BlackRock

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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 services industry could consider

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).