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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,810 as of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,661 issues advancing vs. 1,320 declining with 162 unchanged.

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

Eaton Vance

(

EV

), down 2.4%,

Franklin Resources

(

BEN

), down 0.7%,

Discover Financial Services

(

DFS

), down 0.5% and

Legg Mason

(

LM

), down 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was

KKR

(

KKR

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

American Capital

(

ACAS

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, American Capital is down $0.14 (-0.9%) to $14.96 on light volume. Thus far, 357,464 shares of American Capital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.89-$15.06 after having opened the day at $15.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.10.

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American Capital, Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management and employee buyouts, subordinated debt, leveraged finance, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, early venture, mature, industry consolidation, and growth capital investments. American Capital has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Capital a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Capital

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full

American Capital Ratings Report

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now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Principal Financial Group

(

PFG

) is down $0.20 (-0.4%) to $53.88 on light volume. Thus far, 294,059 shares of Principal Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.68-$54.25 after having opened the day at $54.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.08.

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Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services. It operates through Retirement and Investor Services, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. Insurance Solutions segments. Principal Financial Group has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Principal Financial Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Principal Financial Group

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, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Principal Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

TD Ameritrade

(

AMTD

) is down $0.06 (-0.2%) to $34.44 on light volume. Thus far, 630,756 shares of TD Ameritrade exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.21-$34.53 after having opened the day at $34.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.49.

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. TD Ameritrade has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TD Ameritrade

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, 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

TD Ameritrade 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 services industry could consider

Financial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLF

) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider

Proshares Short Financials

(

SEF

).

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