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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 36 points (0.2%) at 17,520 as of Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,530 issues advancing vs. 1,416 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), down 20.2%, Prudential Financial ( PRU), down 4.9%, Orix ( IX), down 3.1%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), down 2.2% and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), down 1.9%. Top gainers within the sector include American Tower ( AMT), up 2.0%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 1.6%, Invesco ( IVZ), up 1.3%, Capital One Financial ( COF), up 0.9% and Wells Fargo ( WFC), up 0.9%.

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

3. Genworth Financial ( GNW) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Genworth Financial is down $5.09 (-36.2%) to $8.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 48.6 million shares of Genworth Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.75-$10.30 after having opened the day at $10.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.07.

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Genworth Financial, Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, investment, and financial solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through U.S. Life Insurance, International Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Genworth Financial has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Genworth Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genworth Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Genworth Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, T. Rowe Price Group ( TROW) is down $1.11 (-1.3%) to $81.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of T. Rowe Price Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.60-$82.52 after having opened the day at $81.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.10.

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T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional investors, retirement plans, and financial intermediaries. T. Rowe Price Group has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate T. Rowe Price Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates T. Rowe Price Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full T. Rowe Price Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Aflac ( AFL) is down $0.53 (-0.9%) to $59.26 on light volume. Thus far, 776,521 shares of Aflac exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.19-$59.79 after having opened the day at $59.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.79.

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Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. It operates through two segments, Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. Aflac has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 10.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Aflac a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aflac 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, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Aflac 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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