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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,662 as of Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,201 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 169 unchanged.

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

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

), down 2.9%,

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

(

CM

), down 2.0%,

Blackstone Group

(

BX

), down 1.9%,

Nomura Holdings

(

NMR

), down 1.6% and

Affiliated Managers Group

(

AMG

), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the sector include

Public Storage

(

PSA

), up 1.3%,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), up 0.9%,

Health Care REIT

(

HCN

), up 0.8%,

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

), up 0.8% and

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

), up 0.7%.

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

3.

T. Rowe Price Group

(

TROW

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, T. Rowe Price Group is down $0.50 (-0.6%) to $81.14 on light volume. Thus far, 307,185 shares of T. Rowe Price Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.14-$81.80 after having opened the day at $81.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.64.

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional investors, retirement plans, and financial intermediaries. T. Rowe Price Group has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate T. Rowe Price Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

T. Rowe Price Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CME Group

(

CME

) is down $0.60 (-0.8%) to $71.86 on light volume. Thus far, 461,076 shares of CME Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.85-$72.47 after having opened the day at $72.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.46.

CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. CME Group has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 7.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate CME Group a buy, no analysts rate 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, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

CME Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Franklin Resources

(

BEN

) is down $0.46 (-0.8%) to $54.88 on light volume. Thus far, 245,313 shares of Franklin Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.86-$55.43 after having opened the day at $55.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.34.

Franklin Resources Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It manages, through its subsidiary, separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. Franklin Resources has a market cap of $34.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Franklin Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Franklin Resources

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Franklin Resources 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

).

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