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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Orix

(

IX

), up 4.3%,

Huntington

(

HBAN

), up 4.0%,

Regions Financial

(

RF

), up 3.6%,

Progressive

(

PGR

), up 3.5% and

Fifth Third Bancorp

(

FITB

), up 3.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Santander Consumer USA Holdings

(

SC

), down 14.9%,

Total System Services

(

TSS

), down 11.0%,

OneMain Holdings

(

OMF

), down 6.0%,

Welltower

(

HCN

), down 5.3% and

State Street

(

STT

), down 4.3%.

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

3.

PNC Financial Services Group

(

TST Recommends

PNC

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, PNC Financial Services Group is up $1.94 (2.3%) to $86.39 on light volume. Thus far, 790,544 shares of PNC Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.20-$86.51 after having opened the day at $84.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.45.

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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $42.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PNC Financial Services Group

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 and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

PNC Financial Services Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Bank of New York Mellon

(

BK

) is up $0.58 (1.6%) to $36.14 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.16-$36.17 after having opened the day at $35.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.56.

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The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment company, provides financial products and services to institutions, corporations, and high net worth individuals in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Investment Management and Investment Services. Bank of New York Mellon has a market cap of $37.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Bank of New York Mellon

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

MetLife

(

MET

) is up $0.43 (1.0%) to $43.94 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of MetLife exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.17-$43.99 after having opened the day at $43.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.51.

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MetLife, Inc. provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. MetLife has a market cap of $47.8 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate MetLife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MetLife

as a

buy

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

MetLife 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

).