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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 48 points (-0.3%) at 17,840 as of Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 879 issues advancing vs. 2,042 declining with 180 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was

Credit Acceptance

(

CACC

), up 8.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV

(

BSMX

), down 3.4%,

Deutsche Bank

(

DB

), down 2.6%,

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The

(

RBS

), down 2.3%,

KB Financial Group

(

KB

), down 2.2% and

Blackstone Group

(

BX

), down 2.2%.

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

3.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

(

OZM

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector higher today. As of noon trading, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group is up $0.63 (10.2%) to $6.80 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 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.38-$6.96 after having opened the day at $6.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.17.

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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 $1.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 47.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who 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

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Manulife Financial

(

MFC

) is up $0.09 (0.5%) to $16.88 on average volume. Thus far, 749,415 shares of Manulife Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.72-$16.95 after having opened the day at $16.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.79.

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Manulife Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial protection and wealth management products and services to individual, corporate, and business customers primarily in Asia, Canada, and the United States. Manulife Financial has a market cap of $32.1 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Manulife Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Manulife Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels 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

Manulife Financial Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Bank of Montreal

(

BMO

) is up $0.96 (1.6%) to $59.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 540,155 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 656,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.43-$59.98 after having opened the day at $58.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.56.

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Bank of Montreal offers various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, and internationally. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $36.9 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 17.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Bank of Montreal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Bank of Montreal

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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Bank of Montreal 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

).