All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 17,604 as of Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,037 issues advancing vs. 895 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Oaktree Capital Group

(

OAK

), up 2.8%,

SEI Investments

(

SEIC

), up 1.9%,

ORIX

(

IX

), up 1.0% and

T. Rowe Price Group

(

TROW

), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Leucadia National

(

LUK

), down 2.4%,

Voya Financial

(

VOYA

), down 2.0%,

CIT Group

(

CIT

), down 1.8%,

Capital One Financial

(

COF

), down 1.2% and

Ameriprise Financial

(

AMP

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

Discover Financial Services

(

DFS

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Discover Financial Services is up $0.43 (0.9%) to $49.71 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Discover Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.68-$49.77 after having opened the day at $49.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.28.

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Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $20.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Discover Financial Services

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Discover Financial Services Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

MasterCard

(

MA

) is up $1.03 (1.1%) to $92.27 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.10-$92.41 after having opened the day at $91.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.24.

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MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard has a market cap of $102.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MasterCard

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, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

MasterCard Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Visa

(

V

) is up $1.04 (1.4%) to $75.12 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.92-$75.16 after having opened the day at $74.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.08.

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Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates an open-loop payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $161.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Visa

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Visa 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

).