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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,667 as of Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,190 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 8.0%, E*Trade Financial ( ETFC), down 2.0%, Health Care REIT ( HCN), down 1.2%, Host Hotels & Resorts ( HST), down 0.7% and HCP ( HCP), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Axis Capital Holdings ( AXS), up 5.0%, Howard Hughes ( HHC), up 3.2%, Icahn ( IEP), up 2.1%, Credicorp ( BAP), up 2.0% and Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), up 1.8%.

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

3. Macerich ( MAC) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Macerich is down $1.29 (-1.4%) to $87.65 on light volume. Thus far, 372,530 shares of Macerich exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.64-$88.92 after having opened the day at $88.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.94.

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The Macerich Company is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. Macerich has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Macerich a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macerich as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Macerich Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Aon ( AON) is down $0.27 (-0.3%) to $94.15 on light volume. Thus far, 178,971 shares of Aon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.74-$94.60 after having opened the day at $94.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.42.

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Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide. Aon has a market cap of $27.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Aon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aon 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, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Aon Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, State Street ( STT) is down $0.44 (-0.6%) to $71.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of State Street exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.91-$72.43 after having opened the day at $71.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.40.

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State Street Corporation provides various financial services and products to institutional investors worldwide. State Street has a market cap of $32.2 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate State Street a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates State Street as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full State Street 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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