All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 186 points (1.1%) at 16,337 as of Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,454 issues advancing vs. 1,529 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include

Nasdaq

(

NDAQ

), up 2.0%,

MasterCard

(

MA

), up 1.4%,

Orix

(

IX

), up 1.4%,

Ameriprise Financial

(

AMP

), up 1.2% and

Visa

(

V

), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Synchrony Financial

(

SYF

), up 1.9%.

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

3.

Equifax

(

EFX

) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Equifax is up $0.99 (1.0%) to $102.03 on average volume. Thus far, 502,051 shares of Equifax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 697,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.35-$102.37 after having opened the day at $100.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.04.

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Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company's U.S. Equifax has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Equifax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Equifax

as a

buy

TheStreet Recommends

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Equifax Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Total System Services

(

TSS

) is up $0.61 (1.4%) to $45.56 on light volume. Thus far, 569,738 shares of Total System Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.76-$45.94 after having opened the day at $45.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.95.

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Total System Services, Inc. provides electronic payment processing services to banks and other financial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. Total System Services has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Total System Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Total System Services

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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Total System Services Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Northern

(

NTRS

) is up $0.83 (1.3%) to $65.58 on light volume. Thus far, 396,310 shares of Northern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.18-$66.18 after having opened the day at $65.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.75.

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Northern Trust Corporation, a financial holding company, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Northern has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Northern a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Northern

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Northern 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

).