Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 16,511 as of Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,280 declining with 133 unchanged. The Financial Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Visa ( V), up 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Blackstone Group ( BX) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Blackstone Group is down $0.26 (-0.8%) to $32.71 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Blackstone Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.66-$33.16 after having opened the day at $32.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.97. The Blackstone Group L.P. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Blackstone Group has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Blackstone Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Blackstone Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Blackstone Group Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.