All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 96 points (0.6%) at 16,145 as of Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,082 issues advancing vs. 923 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include

Hudson City Bancorp

(

HCBK

), up 5.4%,

KB Financial Group

(

KB

), up 4.5%,

Shinhan Financial Group

(

SHG

), up 4.2%,

Woori Bank

(

WF

), up 3.9% and

Banco Santander Brasil SA/Brazil

(

BSBR

), up 3.6%.

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

3.

National Bank of Greece

(

NBG

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, National Bank of Greece is down $0.07 (-12.8%) to $0.46 on heavy volume. Thus far, 13.8 million shares of National Bank of Greece exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $0.43-$0.51 after having opened the day at $0.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.52.

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National Bank of Greece S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides diversified financial services. The company is involved in retail and commercial banking, asset management, investment banking, brokerage, and insurance activities. National Bank of Greece has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 70.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate National Bank of Greece a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

National Bank of Greece

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

National Bank of Greece Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Navient

(

NAVI

) is down $0.38 (-3.3%) to $11.24 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Navient exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.22-$11.87 after having opened the day at $11.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.63.

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Navient Corporation provides financial products and services in the United States. The company operates in four segments: FFELP Loans, Private Education Loans, Business Services, and Other. Navient has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 46.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Navient a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Navient

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, 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, unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Navient Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Allstate

(

ALL

) is down $0.48 (-0.8%) to $57.88 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Allstate exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.79-$58.97 after having opened the day at $58.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.36.

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The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the property-liability insurance and life insurance businesses in the United States and Canada. Allstate has a market cap of $23.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 16.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Allstate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Allstate

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, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Allstate 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

).