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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,753 as of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,244 issues advancing vs. 1,682 declining with 165 unchanged.

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

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

), down 6.0%,

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV

(

BSMX

), down 2.2%,

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

(

SC

), down 1.9%,

Blackstone Group

(

BX

), down 0.9% and

Citigroup

(

C

), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil

(

BSBR

), up 3.5%,

Springleaf Holdings

(

LEAF

), up 2.0%,

First Republic Bank

(

FRC

), up 1.6%,

M&T Bank

(

MTB

), up 1.4% and

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

), up 1.4%.

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

3.

Nomura Holdings

(

NMR

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is down $0.05 (-0.8%) to $6.43 on light volume. Thus far, 70,859 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 511,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.41-$6.46 after having opened the day at $6.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.48.

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Nomura Holdings, Inc. provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies worldwide. It operates through three segments: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. Nomura Holdings has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 14.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nomura Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nomura Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Nomura Holdings Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Credit Acceptance

(

CACC

) is down $7.41 (-4.4%) to $162.38 on average volume. Thus far, 78,119 shares of Credit Acceptance exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 148,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $161.24-$174.00 after having opened the day at $170.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $169.79.

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Credit Acceptance Corporation provides automobile dealers financing programs, and related products and services that enable them to sell vehicles to consumers. Credit Acceptance has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 24.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Credit Acceptance a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Credit Acceptance

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Credit Acceptance Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

AmTrust Financial Services

(

AFSI

) is down $4.42 (-6.6%) to $62.15 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of AmTrust Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 515,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.02-$63.05 after having opened the day at $62.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.57.

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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 $5.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 18.4% 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

AmTrust Financial Services 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

).