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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,694 as of Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,950 issues advancing vs. 1,002 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), down 3.7%, and

Realty Income

(

O

), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 7.1%,

Charles Schwab

(

SCHW

), up 5.2%,

Lincoln National

(

LNC

), up 4.0%,

Regions Financial

(

RF

), up 3.7% and

Morgan Stanley

(

MS

), up 3.7%.

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

3.

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil

(

BSBR

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil is down $0.04 (-1.0%) to $3.48 on light volume. Thus far, 108,639 shares of Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.48-$3.57 after having opened the day at $3.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.52.

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Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. provides banking products and services in Brazil and internationally. The company offers commercial banking, investment, mortgage, leasing, credit card, and foreign exchange services, as well as various lending and financing services. Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 9.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Erie Indemnity

(

ERIE

) is down $5.00 (-5.0%) to $95.53 on average volume. Thus far, 35,034 shares of Erie Indemnity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 61,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.11-$99.20 after having opened the day at $99.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.53.

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Erie Indemnity Company operates as a managing attorney-in-fact for the subscribers at the Erie Insurance Exchange in the United States. It operates through four segments: Management Operations, Property and Casualty Insurance Operations, Life Insurance Operations, and Investment Operations. Erie Indemnity has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Erie Indemnity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Erie Indemnity

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Erie Indemnity Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

(

RBS

) is down $0.56 (-8.2%) to $6.30 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 986,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.24-$6.34 after having opened the day at $6.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.86.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The has a market cap of $37.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 22.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The 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

).