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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 67 points (0.4%) at 17,259 as of Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,331 issues advancing vs. 1,643 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Financial Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Greenhill ( GHL), down 5.8%, and KKR ( KKR), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Nomura Holdings ( NMR), up 3.0%, Orix ( IX), up 2.5%, TD Ameritrade ( AMTD), up 1.7%, Northern ( NTRS), up 1.6% and Raymond James Financial ( RJF), up 1.2%.

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

3. CIT Group ( CIT) is one of the companies pushing the Financial Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, CIT Group is down $0.51 (-1.2%) to $43.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of CIT Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.21-$43.96 after having opened the day at $43.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.90.

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CIT Group Inc. operates as the holding company for CIT bank that provides commercial financing and leasing products; and a suite of savings options in the United States. CIT Group has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate CIT Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CIT Group as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full CIT Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, T. Rowe Price Group ( TROW) is down $0.48 (-0.6%) to $78.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of T. Rowe Price Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.96-$79.80 after having opened the day at $78.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.23.

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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 $21.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 7.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate T. Rowe Price Group a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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, Discover Financial Services ( DFS) is down $0.38 (-0.7%) to $54.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Discover Financial Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.02-$55.12 after having opened the day at $54.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.04.

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Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $25.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discover Financial Services as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its very decent return on equity which we feel should persist. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Discover Financial Services 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 services industry could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial services industry could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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