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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 60 points (0.3%) at 17,380 as of Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,141 issues advancing vs. 842 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Vornado Realty ( VNO), down 10.3%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 4.7%, American Realty Capital Properties ( ARCP), down 2.1%, CME Group ( CME), down 1.6% and Goldman Sachs Group ( GS), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the sector include SunTrust Banks ( STI), up 3.3%, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV ( BSMX), up 2.0%, PNC Financial Services Group ( PNC), up 1.5%, CNA Financial ( CNA), up 1.5% and HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 1.5%.

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

3. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is down $1.14 (-1.5%) to $75.38 on average volume. Thus far, 165,135 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 252,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.23-$75.95 after having opened the day at $75.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.52.

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, a diversified financial institution, provides various financial products and services to individuals and small businesses, and commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a market cap of $30.6 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 11.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Credit Suisse Group ( CS) is down $1.26 (-5.4%) to $21.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Credit Suisse Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.75-$22.45 after having opened the day at $22.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.22.

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Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services to private, corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Credit Suisse Group has a market cap of $36.5 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Credit Suisse Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Credit Suisse Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Credit Suisse Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Simon Property Group ( SPG) is down $1.36 (-0.7%) to $198.71 on average volume. Thus far, 578,713 shares of Simon Property Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $198.38-$200.42 after having opened the day at $200.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $200.07.

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Simon Property Group, Inc. is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets across the globe. It engages in investment, ownership, and management of properties. Simon Property Group has a market cap of $61.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Simon Property Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Simon Property Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Simon Property 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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