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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 97 points (0.6%) at 17,481 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,800 issues advancing vs. 1,144 declining with 202 unchanged. The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 3.0%, Orix ( IX), down 2.5%, Capital One Financial ( COF), down 1.2%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 1.1% and AvalonBay Communities ( AVB), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), up 6.3%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), up 3.7%, Visa ( V), up 2.5%, MasterCard ( MA), up 2.2% and Sun Life Financial ( SLF), up 2.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. Nomura Holdings ( NMR) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Nomura Holdings is down $0.06 (-0.9%) to $6.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 503,573 shares of Nomura Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 377,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.33-$6.41 after having opened the day at $6.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.42. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Nomura Holdings, Inc. provides various financial services to individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company operates through three divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale. Nomura Holdings has a market cap of $23.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nomura Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Nomura Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Nomura Holdings 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.