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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 26 points (-0.2%) at 17,225 as of Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,758 issues advancing vs. 1,148 declining with 164 unchanged.

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

Legg Mason

(

LM

), up 3.2%,

Noah Holdings

(

NOAH

), up 2.9%,

AllianceBernstein

(

AB

), up 2.5%,

Waddell & Reed Financial

(

WDR

), up 2.0% and

Leucadia National

(

LUK

), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Nomura Holdings

(

NMR

), down 3.0%,

BlackRock

(

BLK

), down 0.9% and

Morgan Stanley

(

MS

), down 0.6%.

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

3.

Affiliated Managers Group

(

AMG

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Affiliated Managers Group is up $1.50 (1.0%) to $149.75 on light volume. Thus far, 194,804 shares of Affiliated Managers Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 672,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $146.91-$151.14 after having opened the day at $146.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $148.25.

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Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., through its affiliates, operates as an asset management company providing investment management services to mutual funds, institutional clients, and high net worth individuals in the United States. It provides advisory or subadvisory services to mutual funds. Affiliated Managers Group has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Affiliated Managers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Affiliated Managers Group

as a

hold

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

Affiliated Managers Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

E*Trade Financial

(

ETFC

) is up $0.16 (0.7%) to $24.98 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of E*Trade Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.42-$25.26 after having opened the day at $24.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.82.

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. E*Trade Financial has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate E*Trade Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

E*Trade Financial

as a

hold

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

E*Trade Financial Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Ameriprise Financial

(

AMP

) is up $0.64 (0.7%) to $90.74 on light volume. Thus far, 337,261 shares of Ameriprise Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.16-$91.35 after having opened the day at $89.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.10.

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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 $15.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 15.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 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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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

).