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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 60 points (0.3%) at 17,726 as of Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,332 issues advancing vs. 1,642 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include HCP ( HCP), down 2.4%, Ventas ( VTR), down 1.7%, Shinhan Financial Group ( SHG), down 0.9%, Bank of Montreal ( BMO), down 1.6% and Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY), down 1.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Orix ( IX), up 5.1%, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ( MTU), up 3.7%, Aflac ( AFL), up 3.0%, CME Group ( CME), up 2.8% and HDFC Bank ( HDB), up 2.8%.

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

3. Sun Life Financial ( SLF) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sun Life Financial is down $0.33 (-1.0%) to $33.03 on average volume. Thus far, 194,983 shares of Sun Life Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 360,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.74-$33.34 after having opened the day at $33.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.36.

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Sun Life Financial Inc., an international financial services organization, provides a range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers worldwide. Sun Life Financial has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Sun Life Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sun Life Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Sun Life Financial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM) is down $0.86 (-1.2%) to $73.00 on average volume. Thus far, 151,570 shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 316,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.47-$73.88 after having opened the day at $73.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.86.

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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 $28.2 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS) is down $0.69 (-1.3%) to $50.81 on average volume. Thus far, 340,364 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 814,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.40-$51.55 after having opened the day at $51.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.50.

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The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. Bank of Nova Scotia has a market cap of $60.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Bank of Nova Scotia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Nova Scotia as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time. Get the full Bank of Nova Scotia 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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