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 lower today:

3.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

(

OZM

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group is down $0.35 (-8.5%) to $3.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.62-$3.87 after having opened the day at $3.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.11.

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Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services for its clients. It invests in equity markets across the world. The firm makes its investments in alternative markets across the world. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 34.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Och-Ziff Capital Management Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Apollo Global Management

(

APO

) is down $0.34 (-2.0%) to $16.50 on average volume. Thus far, 582,683 shares of Apollo Global Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.43-$16.93 after having opened the day at $16.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.84.

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Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. The firm manages client focused portfolios. Apollo Global Management has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Apollo Global Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Apollo Global Management

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Apollo Global Management Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Nasdaq

(

NDAQ

) is down $0.64 (-1.0%) to $64.34 on average volume. Thus far, 600,780 shares of Nasdaq exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.93-$65.03 after having opened the day at $64.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.98.

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Nasdaq, Inc. provides trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information, and public company services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Market Services, Listing Services, Information Services, and Technology Solutions. Nasdaq has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Nasdaq a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nasdaq

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, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Nasdaq 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

).