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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 190 points (1.1%) at 17,562 as of Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,162 issues advancing vs. 837 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Essent Group ( ESNT), down 12.1%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 1.1%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), down 1.0% and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Affiliated Managers Group ( AMG), up 2.1%, General Growth Properties ( GGP), up 1.8%, Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 1.6%, Prologis ( PLD), up 1.4% and Vornado Realty ( VNO), up 1.5%.

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

3. Radian Group ( RDN) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Radian Group is down $1.23 (-7.4%) to $15.30 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Radian Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.19-$16.69 after having opened the day at $16.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.53.

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Radian Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a credit enhancement company in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Mortgage Insurance and Financial Guaranty. Radian Group has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Radian Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Radian 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 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 Radian Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD) is down $0.35 (-0.8%) to $44.56 on average volume. Thus far, 755,406 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.44-$45.54 after having opened the day at $45.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.91.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial and banking services in North America and internationally. The company operates through Canadian Retail, U.S. Retail, and Wholesale Banking segments. Toronto-Dominion Bank has a market cap of $84.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Toronto-Dominion Bank a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toronto-Dominion Bank as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Toronto-Dominion Bank Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CME Group ( CME) is down $0.36 (-0.4%) to $86.93 on average volume. Thus far, 742,315 shares of CME Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.65-$87.86 after having opened the day at $87.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.28.

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CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. CME Group has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CME Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CME Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue 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 CME Group 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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