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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 18,458 as of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,840 issues advancing vs. 1,054 declining with 156 unchanged.

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

KKR

(

KKR

), up 2.4%,

Everest Re Group

(

RE

), up 2.2%,

Banco Santander (Brasil

(

BSBR

), up 1.9%,

Icahn

(

IEP

), up 1.8% and

Lloyds Banking Group

(

LYG

), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

T. Rowe Price Group

(

TROW

), down 3.5%,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(

HST

), down 2.3%,

AvalonBay Communities

(

AVB

), down 1.5%,

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

(

MTU

), down 1.4% and

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores

(

AVAL

), down 1.4%.

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

3.

Fifth Third Bancorp

(

FITB

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Fifth Third Bancorp is up $0.16 (0.9%) to $18.58 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Fifth Third Bancorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.25-$18.62 after having opened the day at $18.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.42.

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Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third Bancorp has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Fifth Third Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fifth Third Bancorp

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Fifth Third Bancorp Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Regions Financial

(

RF

) is up $0.17 (1.9%) to $9.14 on average volume. Thus far, 12.6 million shares of Regions Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.95-$9.16 after having opened the day at $8.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.97.

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Regions Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and bank-related services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. Regions Financial has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Regions Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Regions Financial

as a

hold

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

Regions Financial Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Bank of America Corporation

(

BAC

) is up $0.10 (0.7%) to $14.48 on light volume. Thus far, 33.6 million shares of Bank of America Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 93.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.31-$14.50 after having opened the day at $14.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.37.

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Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. Bank of America Corporation has a market cap of $147.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Bank of America Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Bank of America Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins 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

Bank of America Corporation 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

).