All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 65 points (0.4%) at 17,698 as of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,906 issues advancing vs. 1,052 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the sector that fell today was

Deutsche Bank

(

DB

), up 1.7%. Top gainers within the sector include

Western Alliance Bancorp

(

WAL

), up 9.0%,

MetLife

(

MET

), up 4.8%,

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

), up 2.7%,

Prudential Financial

(

PRU

), up 2.6% and

Manulife Financial

(

MFC

), up 2.5%.

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

3.

Aegon

(

AEG

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Aegon is down $0.07 (-1.2%) to $5.56 on average volume. Thus far, 890,414 shares of Aegon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.55-$5.63 after having opened the day at $5.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.63.

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Aegon N.V. provides life insurance, pensions, and asset management services. The company operates through the Americas, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and New Markets. Aegon has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Aegon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Aegon

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full

Aegon Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

) is down $0.13 (-2.8%) to $4.55 on light volume. Thus far, 496,833 shares of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.55-$4.60 after having opened the day at $4.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.68.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a market cap of $64.8 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 24.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

) is down $0.02 (-0.6%) to $3.94 on light volume. Thus far, 587,923 shares of Lloyds Banking Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.93-$3.96 after having opened the day at $3.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.96.

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Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance, and Insurance. Lloyds Banking Group has a market cap of $70.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Lloyds Banking Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lloyds Banking Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Lloyds Banking Group 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

).