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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 18,458 as of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,840 issues advancing vs. 1,054 declining with 156 unchanged.

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

T. Rowe Price Group

(

TROW

), down 3.5%,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), down 2.3%,

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

), down 1.5%,

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

), down 1.4% and

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores

(

AVAL

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

KKR

(

KKR

), up 2.4%,

Everest Re Group

(

RE

), up 2.2%,

Banco Santander (Brasil

(

BSBR

), up 1.9%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 1.8% and

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

), up 1.8%.

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

3.

Extra Space Storage

(

EXR

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Extra Space Storage is down $1.11 (-1.2%) to $90.75 on light volume. Thus far, 185,000 shares of Extra Space Storage exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 955,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.58-$91.82 after having opened the day at $91.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.86.

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Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. Extra Space Storage has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Extra Space Storage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Extra Space Storage

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, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Extra Space Storage Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Progressive

(

PGR

) is down $0.25 (-0.8%) to $32.69 on light volume. Thus far, 991,747 shares of Progressive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.64-$33.06 after having opened the day at $32.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.94.

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The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial property-casualty insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States. Progressive has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Progressive a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Progressive

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Progressive Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

KeyCorp

(

KEY

) is down $0.16 (-1.4%) to $11.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 15.0 million shares of KeyCorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.44-$11.71 after having opened the day at $11.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.68.

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KeyCorp operates as the bank holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients in the United States. KeyCorp has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate KeyCorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

KeyCorp

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

KeyCorp 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

).