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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 53 points (0.3%) at 16,712 as of Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,328 issues advancing vs. 1,700 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), down 1.8%, Credit Suisse Group ( CS), down 1.8%, HDFC Bank ( HDB), down 1.7%, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD), down 1.2% and TD Ameritrade ( AMTD), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Health Care REIT ( HCN), up 2.7%, HCP ( HCP), up 2.4%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 2.3%, Ventas ( VTR), up 2.2% and CME Group ( CME), up 1.7%.

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

3. Bank of Montreal ( BMO) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Bank of Montreal is down $0.82 (-1.1%) to $73.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 336,903 shares of Bank of Montreal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 365,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.73-$73.84 after having opened the day at $73.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.94.

Bank of Montreal provides various retail banking, wealth management, and investment banking products and services in Canada, the United States, and internationally. Bank of Montreal has a market cap of $48.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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 disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Bank of Montreal Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Manulife Financial ( MFC) is down $0.32 (-1.7%) to $18.53 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Manulife Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.26-$18.78 after having opened the day at $18.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.85.

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. The company operates through Asia, Canadian, and U.S. Manulife Financial has a market cap of $35.7 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Manulife Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Credicorp ( BAP) is down $3.04 (-2.0%) to $151.86 on average volume. Thus far, 106,062 shares of Credicorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 259,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $151.45-$154.89 after having opened the day at $154.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $154.90.

Credicorp Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides financial and health services primarily in Peru, the Cayman Islands, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Panama. The company operates in four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. Credicorp has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Credicorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credicorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Credicorp 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).

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