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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,534 as of Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,585 issues advancing vs. 1,317 declining with 152 unchanged.

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

Orix

(

IX

), up 2.6%,

Total System Services

(

TSS

), up 1.3% and

Visa

(

V

), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

PHH

(

PHH

), down 22.4%,

OneMain Holdings

(

OMF

), down 12.4%,

Credit Acceptance

(

CACC

), down 3.9%,

SLM

(

SLM

), down 3.4% and

Eaton Vance

(

EV

), down 2.2%.

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

3.

Invesco

(

IVZ

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Invesco is up $0.28 (1.1%) to $26.46 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Invesco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.04-$26.47 after having opened the day at $26.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.17.

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Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. Invesco has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 21.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Invesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TST Recommends

TheStreet Ratings rates

Invesco

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Invesco Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Morgan Stanley

(

MS

) is up $0.54 (2.3%) to $24.24 on average volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Morgan Stanley exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.77-$24.31 after having opened the day at $23.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.71.

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Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $45.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 25.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Morgan Stanley a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Morgan Stanley

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Morgan Stanley Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Goldman Sachs Group

(

GS

) is up $1.29 (0.9%) to $146.85 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Goldman Sachs Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $145.23-$147.27 after having opened the day at $146.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $145.56.

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending, and Investment Management. Goldman Sachs Group has a market cap of $61.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Goldman Sachs Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Goldman Sachs Group

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Goldman Sachs Group 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

).