All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 70 points (0.4%) at 17,673 as of Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,112 issues advancing vs. 808 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

LPL Financial Holdings

(

LPLA

), up 5.8%,

NorthStar Asset Management Group

(

NSAM

), up 5.8%,

Waddell & Reed Financial

(

WDR

), up 5.6%,

Stifel Financial

(

SF

), up 5.2% and

LendingClub

(

LC

), up 4.4%.

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

3.

Ameriprise Financial

(

AMP

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ameriprise Financial is up $2.24 (2.4%) to $94.15 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Ameriprise Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.44-$95.19 after having opened the day at $92.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.91.

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Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services to individual and institutional clients in the United States and internationally. Ameriprise Financial has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Ameriprise Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ameriprise Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations 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

Ameriprise Financial Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

State Street

(

STT

) is up $0.55 (0.9%) to $58.16 on light volume. Thus far, 651,702 shares of State Street exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.36-$58.26 after having opened the day at $57.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.61.

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State Street Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services to institutional investors worldwide. State Street has a market cap of $23.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate State Street a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

State Street

as a

hold

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

State Street Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Bank of New York Mellon

(

BK

) is up $0.48 (1.3%) to $37.00 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.43-$37.03 after having opened the day at $36.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.52.

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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 $39.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 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

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Bank of New York Mellon 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

).