One out of the three major indices are trading lower 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%. 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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), down 3.7%, and

Realty Income

(

O

), down 1.6%.

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

3.

Wells Fargo

(

WFC

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wells Fargo is up $0.62 (1.3%) to $48.37 on average volume. Thus far, 8.3 million shares of Wells Fargo exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.83-$48.46 after having opened the day at $48.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.75.

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Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $243.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Wells Fargo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wells Fargo

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 attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Wells Fargo Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

JPMorgan Chase

(

JPM

) is up $0.79 (1.4%) to $57.80 on average volume. Thus far, 8.5 million shares of JPMorgan Chase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.14-$58.05 after having opened the day at $57.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.01.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a financial services firm. It operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking, Corporate & Investment Bank, Commercial Banking & Asset Management. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $206.0 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

JPMorgan Chase

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. 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

JPMorgan Chase Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Bank of America Corporation

(

BAC

) is up $0.48 (3.9%) to $12.80 on average volume. Thus far, 79.2 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 129.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.40-$12.90 after having opened the day at $12.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.32.

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Bank of America Corporation operates as a bank holding company which through its subsidiaries, engages in Consumer and Business Banking; Consumer Real Estate Services; Global Wealth and Investment Management; Global Banking; Global Markets; and other segments. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $125.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 26.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Bank of America Corporation

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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

Bank of America Corporation 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

).