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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 9 points (0.0%) at 17,542 as of Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,510 issues advancing vs. 1,477 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

LPL Financial Holdings

(

LPLA

), down 7.8%,

ING Groep N.V

(

ING

), down 4.3%,

Voya Financial

(

VOYA

), down 2.8%,

Realty Income

(

O

), down 1.8% and

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the sector include

Brookfield Property Partners

(

BPY

), up 4.8%,

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

(

RBS

), up 1.8%,

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

), up 1.2%,

TD Ameritrade

(

AMTD

), up 1.0% and

Bank of New York Mellon

(

BK

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, National Bank of Greece is down $0.06 (-7.4%) to $0.76 on average volume. Thus far, 10.9 million shares of National Bank of Greece exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $0.72-$0.81 after having opened the day at $0.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.82.

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National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified financial services. The company is involved in retail and commercial banking, asset management, investment banking, brokerage, and insurance activities. National Bank of Greece has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 54.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate National Bank of Greece a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

National Bank of Greece

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

National Bank of Greece Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

AmTrust Financial Services

(

AFSI

) is down $2.52 (-3.5%) to $68.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 595,711 shares of AmTrust Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 430,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.54-$70.89 after having opened the day at $70.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.08.

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AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites and provides property and casualty insurance in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Small Commercial Business, Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty, and Specialty Program. AmTrust Financial Services has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 26.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate AmTrust Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AmTrust Financial Services

as a

buy

. 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Genworth Financial

(

GNW

) is down $0.95 (-13.5%) to $6.07 on heavy volume. Thus far, 22.3 million shares of Genworth Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.70-$6.59 after having opened the day at $6.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.02.

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Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance, retirement, and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through U.S. Life Insurance, International Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Mortgage Insurance, International Protection, and Runoff segments. The U.S. Genworth Financial has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Genworth Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Genworth Financial

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Genworth 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 sector could consider

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).