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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 17,606 as of Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,702 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include

Jones Lang LaSalle

(

JLL

), up 2.5%,

CBRE Group

(

CBG

), up 1.7%,

HDFC Bank

(

HDB

), up 1.4%,

Synchrony Financial

(

SYF

), up 1.2% and

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

SEI Investments

(

SEIC

), down 2.1%,

Digital Realty

(

DLR

), down 2.1%,

HCP

(

HCP

), down 1.9%,

Charles Schwab

(

SCHW

), down 1.7% and

Interactive Brokers Group

(

IBKR

), down 1.7%.

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

3.

Genworth Financial

(

GNW

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Genworth Financial is up $0.25 (8.2%) to $3.28 on average volume. Thus far, 6.5 million shares of Genworth Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.00-$3.34 after having opened the day at $3.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.03.

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Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Canada Mortgage Insurance, Australia Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Life Insurance, and Runoff. The U.S. Genworth Financial has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Genworth Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Genworth Financial

as a

sell

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

Genworth Financial Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Fidelity National Financial

(

FNF

) is up $0.38 (1.2%) to $32.61 on light volume. Thus far, 399,000 shares of Fidelity National Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.03-$32.67 after having opened the day at $32.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.23.

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Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, and technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries in the United States. Fidelity National Financial has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Fidelity National Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fidelity National Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Fidelity National Financial Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

New York Community Bancorp

(

NYCB

) is up $0.24 (1.5%) to $15.72 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of New York Community Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.39-$15.85 after having opened the day at $15.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.49.

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New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. New York Community Bancorp has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate New York Community Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

New York Community Bancorp

as a

hold

. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

New York Community Bancorp 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

).