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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 135 points (0.8%) at 17,576 as of Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,150 issues advancing vs. 862 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

E*Trade Financial

(

ETFC

), up 1.7%,

Leucadia National

(

LUK

), up 1.7%,

KKR

(

KKR

), up 1.5%,

Total System Services

(

TSS

), up 1.3% and

Equifax

(

EFX

), up 1.2%.

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

3.

Bank of New York Mellon

(

BK

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Bank of New York Mellon is up $0.25 (0.6%) to $43.51 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.16-$43.65 after having opened the day at $43.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.26.

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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 $49.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Bank of New York Mellon a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. 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

Bank of New York Mellon Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

MasterCard

(

MA

) is up $0.81 (0.9%) to $95.20 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.71-$95.43 after having opened the day at $95.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.39.

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MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard has a market cap of $107.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MasterCard

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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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

MasterCard Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Visa

(

V

) is up $0.91 (1.2%) to $74.77 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.85-$74.93 after having opened the day at $74.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.86.

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Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $146.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Visa

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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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

Visa 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

).